Getting Ready To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
One of the better holidays on the calendar is St. Patrick's Day. It's all about the food and drink. Hard to find too much wrong with that. I'd like to share my favorite Irish joke, some Irish toasts you may find useful and my favorite Irish song.First, the toasts:
May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmother's teeth.
May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband(or wife).
May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Now, my favorite joke. Pat and Mike have been life long friends in the old country. And now they're old men and Mike doesn't have much time. He's in the hospital and Pat comes to visit.
Mike says to Pat, "Michael, you've been a good friend to me, my whole life. It doesn't look for me. Will you do one last thing me when I'm gone?"
"Sure, Michael. Anything for you, my friend. What is it?"
"Paddy, would you water my grave with good old Irish Whiskey, when I'm gone?"
Sure, Mike, I'll do that. But do you mind if I run it through my kidneys first?"
I first heard this song in one of my favorite movies, Waking Ned Devine, in the 90's. Here's Ed Sheeran's cover of "The Parting Glass".