Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 3/17/15
“May neighbors respect you, troubles neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.”  (Irish Blessing)  St. Patrick was born in Britain, captured and made a slave by Irish pirates.  He escaped, returned to Britain, became a Christian and then a priest.  He returned to Ireland as a missionary…and the rest is the story of St. Patrick’s Day.  The Irish are also known for their blessings…to ask God’s favor to be upon certain people and occasions.    ;-)  Jack

 FROM BB IN ILLINOIS:  Always like these little poem/blessing.  Have a journal with irish quotes every few days so I’m going to add this one. Thanks====JACK:  When I first started saving "stuff" I used an old cigar box as a storage place.  A journal seems like a better idea.

FROM CHESTER THE GOOD:  But does Heaven expect you?====JACK:  I think that the proprietor does.

FROM ST. PAUL IN MESA:  good one, Jack. thanks.  My great, great, grandpa came from County Cork and was likely full of blarney too!!====JACK:  So...it's inherited?

FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  Happy St. Patty's Day.  The Irish do have a way with witty words and wonderful blessings. We always wore Orange today.====JACK:  I never could keep it straight.  Who's the green and who's the orange?

FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE:  Thank you, Jack. The Irish are a special people for their lyrics and poems.====JACK:  I was amazed to see a list of Irish writers, such as: Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, G.B. Shaw, C.S. Lewis and Oliver Goldsmith. 

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