~~~Happy St. Patrick’s Day !   6 comments

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I’d be leavin’ ye wi’ just a few words to commemorate me Irish heritage on this fine august day t’ honor the Saint himself.  I know it’s a day or two early, but I plan to be out havin’ some corned beef ‘n’ cabbage an’ a glass or two o’ Guinness on the day so I thought I’d just leave these few words now, lest I be forgettin’ as I am sometimes want to do, wouldn’t you know.  So, for th’ moment… SLAINTE !

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Me first toast to ye is this:  May there always be enough Guinness in th’ bar…, and if there not be, may there be plenty to drink wherever you are.

And…

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and may the road be downhill all the way to your door.

And…

May you live as long as you want, and never want for as long as you live.

And…

May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, and a warm cup o’ tea by the fire….., Laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all that your heart might desire.

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What whall I say about the Irish?  The utterly impractical, never predictable, somtimes irascible, quite inexplicable Irish.  A strange blend of shyness, pride and conciet and a stubborn refusal to bow in defeat.  He’s spoiling and ready to argue and fight, yet the smile of a child fills his soul with delight.  His eyes are the quickest to well up with tears yet his strength is the strongest to banish your fears.  His hate is as fierce as devotion is grand, and there’s no middle ground on which he will stand.  He’s wild and he’s gentle; he’s good and he’s bad.  He’s proud and he’s humble; he’s happy and sad.  He’s in love with the ocean, the earth, and the skies.  He’s enamored by beauty wherever it lies.  He’s victor and victim, a star, and a clod, but mostly he’s Irish…, and in love with his God.

(only a few of these are original to me own hand, an’ the rest be from others, and aren’t they grand?)

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY !

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6 responses to “~~~Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

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  1. Happy St. Paddy’s day to you cuz and watch out for the green beef!

  2. And Happy St. Pat’s to you as well 🙂

  3. To the most Irish Irishman I know, Happy St. Pat’s! 😀

    Ps. Go easy on the Guiness, then 😛

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