Saturday, March 17, 2012

may the road rise up

He that is of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.

A nation's greatest enemy is the small minds of its small people.

Alcohol doesn’t solve any problem, but then neither does milk.

You can always burn that bridge when you come to it

A well balanced Irishman has a chip on both shoulders

If wars were fought with words Ireland would be ruling the world.

Forgive your enemy, but remember the bastard's name.

When all is said and done....more gets said than done.

May you be across Heaven's threshold before the old boy knows you're dead.

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, For thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13.2 (not an Irish saying, but it should be)


28 comments:

Francis Hunt said...

Ah, Paddy O'Crow! A very happy Paddy's Day to you too!

The Crow said...

Francis has put it better than I coulda done, but my wish for you, dear Susan and you, bedazzling Crow, is the same.

linda said...

this gave me a lovely little grin...thank you♥

come over and see my website-W E B S I T E- i am building & tell me what you think....much love to you pinch pinch. xoxoxox

marja-leena said...

These made me smile! Happy St Patrick's Day, Crow and Susan!

Gina said...

Crow, you look dashing in a green cape! I love the ears on the pixie (she is you when you were little, I just know it) and the puffy shamrock balloons. A parade of two!

Sending love, dear Susan!

gfid said...

my favorite Irish blessing for you and Crow:

May those that love us, love us
And as forr them that don't love us
May the Guid Lard turrn their hearrts
And if He can't turrn thierr hearrts
May he turrn their ankles
So we'll know 'em bie theirr limpin'

Many blessings to you and yourrn

Rob-bear said...

Why not say it, for those who don't know?

May the road rise up to greet you
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall soft upon your fields
And til we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

So much better than "up a long ladder and down a short rope."

susan said...

Paddy O'Crow sends greetings!

susan said...

Go raibh mile maith agat
(may you have a thousand kindnesses)

susan said...

I did. It's beautiful!

susan said...

Smiling is good :-)

susan said...

To you too, my friend.

susan said...

Always one of my favorites as well :-)
Blessings to you too.

susan said...

I love that one as well, Rob.

jams o donnell said...

Ah Crow certainly likes to get involved with celebrations. Go Crow!

Spadoman said...

Love the coloration of the drawing. Glad Crow has an orange tie. I must remind you that today, Monday March 19th, is St. Joseph's Day. People don't get as drunk and there are no parades, but it's my namesake and I celebrate with cream puffs and pinches on the cheeks followed by gentle kisses. I can't think of any sayings or quotable quotes like the Irish have, maybe that's something that would be remedied with green beer or a snifter of Remy, shared with Crow, flooded by a snit. Hope all is good within you. Warm there? Crazy here.

Peace

Life As I Know It Now said...

When all is said and done....more gets said than done. Which is probably a good thing I'm thinking.

Hope you had a great St. Paddy's Day. It was super warm here, try 30 degrees above normal, and so I was wearing shorts and sandals!

Randal Graves said...

To alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems. Just not on Euclid Ave.

susan said...

Yes, Crow has always been the life of every party he attended.

susan said...

Crow can always be counted on to play both sides.

St. Joseph's Day was always a big celebration in RI, the only day of the year when you could get zeppole. I loved those things.

Yes, getting warmer now and a few flowers too :-)

susan said...

It was a very nice day here and now they're getting warmer all the time - but not quite shorts and sandals weather. Lucky you!

susan said...

No longer Millionaire's Row, eh?

Lydia said...

What a rich and ripe St. Patrick's Day post. As I am still hearing Celtic music in my mind, it didn't even seem belated reading it days later. All the quotes are great but you are SO right about that final one!

The drawing is perfect, right down to the spokes on the wheel! Cheers.

Ol'Buzzard said...

I'll drink to that.
the Ol'Buzzard

Ben said...

The alcohol/milk adage makes me giggle.

susan said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've always felt that final quote is a good one to live by :-)

susan said...

Some folks will drink to anything.

susan said...

Me too.