Yeah, So My Son Wears a Skirt

Since not much has changed aside from the grandkids growin’, From 17 March 2016:

Sure, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, don’ cha know. Fresh buds are sheeting the landscapes with bright greens as if they too arrived for the Irish festivities.

jack meg 2016mar12

FirstBorn phoned me early this morning while drivin’ into Chicago for the first of the big parades this weekend. As we chatted, I envisioned he and his wife riding side-by-side, dressed in full celtic regailia.

Yeah, my son wears a skirt: a kilt, a sporran (or pouch), fly plaid (depending upon the weather), hose, garters, spats and depending upon the event they’re attending, either Balmoral or Glengarry headgear. An’ it’s proud I am of him – and all my family.


band of brothers pNdFirstBorn, FirstBride and OtherBrother are members of The Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums Corps. An annual tradition, they gather in Chicago with thousands of celebrants, for the Dyein’ of the Chicago River, The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Β and the Southside Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

jack drum 2015mar18


crabby 2016mar7crab jack 2012mar7

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bob jack 2016jan10

Sure, an’ it’s a fine day, indeed!



“For you have heard my vows, O God. You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name.”

Psalm 51:5 (NLT)



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15 responses to “Yeah, So My Son Wears a Skirt

  1. Great post. I have seen this Fife and Drum Corp. in the late 50s in South Bend, IN. I know that they are as great or greater than they were in the 50s. Thank you for sharing your life’s experiences. Keep up the great work.

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    • To see the Fife and Drum Corps would be not only thrilling but an honor. The chapter of Band of Brothers I highlighted in 2016 and this year are from Calumet City, IL and includes my son, his firehouse partner at the time and his wife (all 3 firefighter/paramedics). Thank you again for following What Next, Jon.

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  2. Love it! Happy St.Patrick’s Day!! I am not Irish but I love Celtic music and visiting Ireland is on my bucket list! πŸ™‚

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  3. A man in a kilt is a fine sight, indeed. You must be one proud mama! πŸ™‚

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  4. Brian

    β€˜β€˜Twas a fine post ma! Thanks for the mention πŸ˜‰ love ya to the moon and a k. Hope to see you soon!!!

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  5. I’m Irish too; but I had no idea there was a parade in Chicago, isn’t it cold there right now? I do love plaids and love to watch “River Dance!”

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