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 The Luck of the Irish 
& check out the history, toasts and recipes below

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and
may nothing but happiness come through your door

Wearin' O' the Green 

Oh, Paddy, dear, an' did ye hear 
the news that's goin' round? 
The shamrock is forbid by law 
to grow on Irish ground! 
No more St. Patrick's Day we'll keep, 
his colour can't be seen, 
For there's a cruel law agin' 
the Wearin' o' the Green.

When law can stop the blades of 
grass from growin' as they grow, 
An' when the leaves in summer time 
their color dare not show, 
Then I will change the color, too, 
I wear in my caubeen; 
But till that day, praise God, 
I'll stick to the Wearin' o' the Green.

~Author Unknown

May luck be our companion 
May friends stand by our side 
May history remind us all 
Of Ireland's faith and pride. 
May God bless us with happiness 
May love and faith abide.

~Irish Blessing

A Toast

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live

 Beannachtam na Femle Padraig

"Happy St. Patrick's Day!"

A Drink

Bailey's Irish Cream

8 oz. whiskey
2 eggs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 oz. coffee liqueur
1/2 pt. half & half
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
2 tbsp. chocolate syrup

Mix all ingredients on low speed in blender for 2 minutes.

Let stand in refrigerator overnight

Oh, the music in the air! 
An' the joy that's ivrywhere - 
Shure, the whole blue vault of heaven 
is wan grand triumphal arch, 
An' the earth below is gay 
Wid its tender green th'-day, 
Fur the whole world is Irish on the 
Seventeenth o' March!

~Thomas Augustin Daly

An Irishman's Philosophy

There are only two things to worry about:
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, then there is nothing to worry about.

But if you are sick, there are two things to worry about:
Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about.

But if you die, there are two things to worry about:
Either you will go to heaven or you will go to hell.
If you go to heaven, then you have nothing to worry about.

But if you go to hell, you'll be so damn busy shaking hands
with all your friends, then you won't have time to worry!

Never iron a four-leaf clover, because 
you don't want to press your luck.

~Author Unknown

Irish Angle Blessings 

Bless the four corners
Of this house
And be the lintel blessed
Bless the hearth
And bless the board
And bless each place of rest.
And bless the door that opens
To strangers as to kin
And bless each shining window
That lets the sunlight in
Bless the oak tree overhead
Bless every sturdy wall
And may the peace of God above
Be always on us all. 

Hills as green as emeralds
Cover the countryside
Lakes as blue as sapphires
Are Ireland's special pride
And rivers that shine like silver
Make Ireland look so fair
But the friendliness of her people
Is the richest treasure there. 

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks
May your heart be as light as a song
May each day bring you
bright happy hours
That stay with you
All year long. 

May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.