Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sea of Green

     Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

     The courthouse was a sea of green today as courthouse employees went all out by wearing green sweaters, pants, ties and shirts to celebrate all things Irish. I even spotted some flashing green earrings on one courthouse worker.
     But one courthouse visitor, Norristown lawyer James W. Flood, showed the most Irish spirit when he appeared on the courthouse plaza outside the Main Street entrance at lunchtime to play a few tunes on his bagpipes.
     "It's St. Patrick's Day so I want to spread the joy of the bagpipes to all those who like to listen to it, and a few that don't like to listen to it," Flood joked as a brisk, late winter wind howled outside.
     The clouds overhead and the wind kept most people inside the courthouse but a few employees on lunch breaks stopped to listen and applauded Flood's Irish effort.
James W. Flood /Photo by Carl Hessler Jr.
     "I've only been playing for a little over a year," Flood told me, adding he's hoping to eventually qualify to join a local Irish pipe band.
     Flood, whose law office is located at One East Airy Street, said while he won't be playing bagpipes he will be marching in Montgomery County's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which was postponed, due to rain, until March 28.
     Kudos to Flood for taking the time to spread a little Irish cheer.

Check out Flood's bagpipe playing here:

Flood plays bagpipes

Flood plays bagpipes 2

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