Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
My favorite memory of St. Patty's Day is the morning I awoke to my husband rattling off joke after joke in a thick Irish brogue. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard.
So here's one for ye:
Two Irishmen, Patrick Murphy and Shawn O'Brian were lifelong friends. But alas, Patrick grew sick and was dying.
While on his deathbed, Patrick called to his friend, "Shawn, I 'ave a request for ye."
Shawn walked to his friend's bedside and kneeled.
"Shawny ole boy, we've been friends all our lives, and now I'm leaving 'ere. I 'ave one last request fir ye to do."
O'Brian burst into tears, "Anything Patrick, anything ye wish. It's done."
"Well, under me bed is a box containing a bottle of the finest whiskey in all of Ireland, bottled the year I was born it was. After I die, and they plant me in the ground, I want you to pour that fine whiskey over me grave so it might soak into me bones and I'll be able to enjoy it for all eternity."
O'Brian was overcome by the beauty and in the true Irish spirit of his friend's request, he asked, "Aye, tis a fine thing you ask of me, and I will pour the whiskey. But, might I strain it through me kidneys first?"
Here's a coloring page too - click the image to download. (104k)
Luck o' the Irish be with ye!