Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Green Parrot.
With that in mind, here’s a shot of a St.Patrick’s Day that’s long gone. This photo was taken either in 1956 or 1957 at Sharkey’s Tavern, my father’s bar, outside Philadelphia.
In the foreground, behind the bar, sporting a broad grin, a Hibernian string tie, and some sort ofcellophane party hat, is my father, Al.
To his right is long-time bartender Bill Conaboy, and behind Bill, wearing the bow tie, is my father’s partner and brother-in-law, Jimmy Ranalli. Jimmy’s wife, my dad’s sister, my Aunt Emma, is in the foreground, looking very youthful and also with a great smile, hoisting what looks to be a glass of beer. #greenparrotbar#sharkeystavern#drexelhill#keywest#stpatricksday#greatdayfortheirish#savefamilyphotos