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.