At least once a year I look forward to Kathy making her return to Charlotte, USA from Dublin. This time, she brought her entire family! Kathy, brother Keith and parents Dolores and Jimmy rolled into Charlotte and promptly bussed it down to Savannah for the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For whatever reason I didn't get to see them the week they were in town until the night before they left!
We went to the Gin Mill for some send off beverages that consisted of cold beer and Kathy's favorite Stoli Vanilla and Diet Coke. She drinks a dozen every night when in America because she can't get it in Ireland for some horrible reason. Tons of people were there for the party including Jennifer, TV's Kris Cook, recently engaged Christy and Pete, Travers, Mark Campbell, Tim Baier and others. It didn't suck one damned bit.
I feel like an asshole very time Kathy comes to town. She always thinks of something Irish to bring me. This time it was a six pack of Smithwick's in cans, something I love and can't get here. She also brought Jennifer and I a set of Irish Silver napkin holders for an engagement present. It's those thoughtful, simple things Kathy always does that makes her great and makes me wish it was easier for her to live here in America than every freakin' illegal immigrant down South Blvd. Regardless, it's so good to have her here, even if it's only a few days a year.