Seeing all the green today on St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share these pics of son Sammy some years ago. He developed an interest in Celtic music and filled the house with Irish music from CD’s he took out from the library. He was intent on playing the bagpipes, and pleaded so much that Tom bought him some very good bagpipes and I drove him to lessons at the Irish Cultural Heritage Center downtown. He joined a pipe band with his friend Bobby and had a lot of fun.
You never can tell where a child’s interests will take him. My favorite memory with Sammy is of a Celtic concert I took him to when he was about 12 at the Marcus center. I’ll never forget his excitement when the piper started playing off stage and marched in. Sam’s eyes were shining. Whenever I hear “Danny Boy”, I remember that song being sung that night at the concert, and in my mind, the song will always be “Sammy Boy.” The pipes were certainly calling.