Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patricks Day!

A Bit of Trivia
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender used to yell at themto mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. From where we get "mind your own P's and Q's".

My favorite Irish Song
Oh Danny boy, the pipes the pipes are calling,
From glen to glen and on the mountainside.
The summer's gone and all the leaves are falling,
'Tis you must go, 'tis you must go and I must bide !

But come you back, when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hush and white with snow !
Then I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow,
Oh Danny Boy, Oh Danny Boy, I love you so !

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

Oh Danny Boy, Oh Danny Boy, I love you so!

Poems and Sayings
Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

May those who love us, love us
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!

An Irish Blessing
May the roads rise
to meet you,
May the winds be always
at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft
upon your fields,
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow
of his hand.

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