Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I went to a private elementary school with an Irish Catholic priest.  I went to a private all girls high school with Irish Catholic nuns straight from the old country.  Our school "mascot" was the shamrock.  I'm not sure how intimidating that was.  What were we supposed to cheer?  Maybe, "We are going to give you grass stains!"

My point it that I know a little bit about St. Patty's Day.

Here's a little Irish poem for you.

May the best you've ever seen 
Be the worst you'll ever see.
May a mouse ne're leave yer girnal
Wi' a teardrop in his eye.
May you aye keep hale and hearty
Till ye're auld enough tae die.
May ye aye be just as happy
As I wish ye aye to be.

(In the Irish accent this poem is written in eye and die rhyme with see.  A girnal is a meat storage box.  If the mouse had a teardrop in his eye it meant the box was empty.)

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