Thursday, April 23, 2009

Remembering St. George

Poor St. George. All he did was slay a dragon and save a maiden in distress. And today is his day, not that you'd actually know it. Reports that the Government is spending all of £116 on raising a flag adds up to the sum total of its interest. Cousins Andrew and David, never mind Patrick, all get huge celebrations. Even if green beer is hardly celebratory.

The irony is that the English Flag of St. George, a red cross on a white background, is more associated with soccer (and by inference hooliganism) than it is with patriotism.

We bought a St. George's flag in Houston many years ago. Over the counter, just like that. I should try to find it and fly it.

But this brief post is my contribution for St. George in 2009. Happy St. George's Day!

(PS, it is also the day William Shakespeare was born (possibly) and the day he died)