Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This picture has not been photoshopped. (Photo: Shala Howell)

This picture has not been photoshopped. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Every year, Chicago dyes its river green in conjunction with its St. Patrick’s Day parade. The tradition dates back to 1962, when Mayor Richard J. Daley and his childhood buddy Stephen M. Bailey decided it would be a bit of a lark to dye the river green to mark the holiday.

This year, they dyed the river on Saturday, so of course, the Seven-Year-Old, her Daddyo, her Uncle Cullen, and I trekked to downtown to check it out.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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