Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty's day

'Éirinn go Brágh'
'Ireland forever'



AN OLD GAELIC PRAYER(curse)
May those who love us love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.



A joke

As soon as she had finished parochial school, a bright young girl named Lena shook the dust of Ireland off her shoes and made her way to New York where before long, she became a successful performer in show business.

Eventually she returned to her home town for a visit and on a Saturday night went to confession in the church which she had always attended as a child. In the confessional Father Sullivan recognized her and began asking her about her work. She explained that she was an acrobatic dancer, and he wanted to know what that meant.

She said she would be happy to show him the kind of thing she did on stage.

She stepped out of the confessional and within sight of Father Sullivan, she went into a series of cartwheels, leaping splits, handsprings and backflips. Kneeling near the confessional, waiting their turn, were two middle-aged ladies. They witnessed Lena's acrobatics with wide eyes, and one said to the other:

"Will you just look at the penance Father Sullivan is givin' out this night, and me without me bloomers on!"

Finally An Irish blessing
Deep peace of the running waves to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the smiling stars to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you

6 comments:

Merle said...

Hi Janice ~~ Great St.Patrick's Day post - it's all very good.
Glad you enjoyed my post and the fact that the blackbird "talked" to me.
She really made a fuss, just like they talk to their young, and looking right at me and this went on for a couple of minutes. I always say Nice bird or a nice song, where are you
birdies, when I put out scraps for them. They whistle beautifully.
Must be in my second childhood!!
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Kristen Painter said...

Okay, that was funny. Just the word bloomers is funny! Happy late St. Pat's!

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

You must have a special bond with birds to have them talk to you. I think that's really grand.

Hi Kristen,

I'm glad you enjoyed the joke. I was looking for a good one and that one just caught my eye, and I could just hear her say that in her Irish brough couldn't you?

Your Lady Jan~

megz_mum said...

Funny jokes - thanks!

Turtle Guy said...

limping... cute! How was your green day?

Janice said...

Hi Mum,

I'm glad you liked the joke.

Hi Dave,

We didn't do anything special, but my daughter and I dressed in green waited till my husband got home then pinched him silly.

Lady Jan~