The original oral history

 

Here’s to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
~Irish Saying

 

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

~Irish Blessing

 

Do not wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it.

~Unknown

 

May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

~Irish Proverb

 

Mind your yard leaving everyone else’s yard alone.

~Jamaican Saying

 

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

~Irish Saying

 

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

~African proverb

 

When the apple is ripe, it will fall.

~Irish Proverb

 

Holy Mother, take the harm of the years away from you.

~Irish Blessing