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.



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