St. Patrick’s Day’s Luncheon

Corned beef and cabbage enjoyed by seniors during St. Patrick's Day luncheon

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Guest wore plenty of green at the St. Patrick's Day luncheon hosted by the South Pasadena Senior Center.

Making a toast, South Pasadena City Council member Robert Joe asked guests in attendance at the Senior Center’s St. Patrick’s Day luncheon to raise their glasses.

Wearing plenty of green for the occasion, Joe borrowed words from the late Oscar Wilde, the famous Irish poet and playwright, who once said in part:

“May your glass be ever full.

May the roof over your head be always strong.

And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

If one could only teach the English how to talk and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.”

Following Joe’s words, which also included a a warm welcome, the large gathering enjoyed steamed cabbage, boiled carrots, potatoes, rye bread and cake.

During the luncheon, guests enjoyed a variety of tunes performed by Louie Nicolaides on the piano.

A cultural and religious celebration, St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Guests dined on corned beef and cabbage and more during a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon Friday at the South Pasadena Senior Center.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | In the kitchen, volunteers prepared the meals for guests in attendance at the South Pasadena Senior Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena City Council member Robert Joe served guests at St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | City Councilman Robert Joe, right, is joined by his granddaughter, Taylor Holmes, at St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Bill Hilliard was decked out in green for the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at the South Pasadena Senior Center.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Bill Hilliard and Jolyn Loomis were among the guests in attendance at the South Pasadena Senior Center’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Friday.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Louie Nicolaides on the piano performed a variety of Irish tunes at the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at the South Pasadena Senior Center.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Becky Cheng, district director for Congresswoman Judy Chu, whose 27the District represents South Pasadena, helped serve guests with South Pasadena City Councilmember Robert Joe.

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