Today Laetitia had some time off and met Cousin Elsa for happy hour at Keegan’s, one of Minneapolis’ Irish pubs, before going to Uncle Milt’s party. Laetitia had two thoughts as she drank Guinness and enjoyed the scene. One was that an Irish pub gives people who can’t afford the airplane fare to actually go to Ireland, a chance to have a pint of stout and go there in their imaginations. Laetitia put the pub and this thought into a limerick before she and Elsa left for the party.
She hadn’t had time to write more than two sets of lyrics, but she and Cousins Alicia, Bryn, and Luciano performed Canticles, the piece Granny requested, and A Toast to Bailey and Hurst.
If your budget for travel’s gone bust
And your luggage is gathering dust
You need not fly to Ennis
For a Murphy’s or Guinness
At Keegan’s the brew list’s robust.