Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day




Aye!
It's a fine St. Patrick's Day,
here in Southern California:
raining, cold,
dark and miserable.
Typical Irish weather.

Perfect for quaffing a pint o' Guinness,
in a pub full of friends.

Wish you were here!

But because you're not,
here's a few traditional Irish blessings
straight from the heart:

May the lilt of Irish laughter
lighten every load,
May the mist of Irish magic
shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures
that fortune e're bestowed,
And may all your friends remember
all the favors you are owed.



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



May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.



May your home be filled with laughter,
May your pockets be filled with gold,
And may you have all the happiness
Your Irish heart can hold.



Walls for the wind
A roof for the rain,
And drinks by the fire.
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all that your heart may desire!



Hills as green as emeralds
Cover the countryside,
Lakes as blue as sapphires
Are Ireland's special pride,
And rivers that shine like silver
make Ireland look so fair --
But the friendliness of her people
Is the richest treasure there.



Ireland,
it's the one place on earth
that heaven has kissed
with melody, mirth
and meadow and mist.




6 Comments:

At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a Happy St Patty's Day to you, too, Mikie.

- Digital Don

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I raise my pint to you. From one Irish buddy to another, Happy St. Patrick's Day Mikie!

Susie Higgins

 
At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Judy Bohlig said...

Great to hear from you on this blessed day - St. Patty's Day! OK - I haven't had a green brewski today but have enjoyed a couple of CC&7's along the way. I know, it's not Irish Whiskey, but close enough. Best wishes to you Michael and hope to see you soon. Bill and I would love to check out your new digs. Top of the evenin' to you and happy kissin' the Blarney Stones. Good Night.

 
At 1:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy St. Pat's Day to you too! Just got back from the ceili - my feet are sore and my ears are ringing and I'm a wee bit dizzy...not sure if that's from the "ceili spins" or the drinks.... I guess I'll find out in the morning! :)
Lots of love - Jen

 
At 6:14 AM, Anonymous The Shitective said...

To: Mike "The Good Humor Man -1959":

Thanks to you and all the Irish for helping flush out my sewers with extra used booze and used food once a year.

The Shitective

 
At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a McGee on my mother's side, from County Donegal, the same place the McCafferty clan comes from, I guess I'm qualified to accept the thanks from the Shitektive too, for contributing to his bounty which he harvests down there. In any event, from one Irisher to another, Happy St. Patrick to you, even if there really never was one, of the legend. I wonder if Bill Smith is a pure limey, or whether he has some Irisher blood in him too. He seems to qualify. Wargo

 

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