Which is Gaelic for "A light heart lives a long time"
St. Patrick’s Day
and Happy Ryan New Year!
All Long Time AWE-Inspired Readers (ALTAIRs) will
happily tell those about to find out (TATFO) that the road to the AWE was
indeed paved with good intentions, namely the thoughtful exchange of written
greetings upon the occasion of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ (aka
Christmas); however, the birth of our own heavenly-sent bundles of joy imposed
such happiness upon us that all regard for external engagements and reciprocal
revelry succumbed to the simple joys, toys, and ploys of parenthood, and
overcome by such as we were we were, nevertheless, eternally grateful for your written
expressions of fealty and family at that most holy of times and we continue to
be so; hence, our annual repayment of that debt of friendship in this Annual
Wee Epistle at the almost-as-holy Irish feast of Saint Paddy! (and Guinness and
Jameson’s) Saints be praised (SBP). Luck, loquaciousness & liquor, the
three sisters of Ireland, now combined herein will guide, it is most sincerely
hoped, your exploration of our blessed isolation from the healthy hinterlands
of your very own lockdown.
[I would note here that those playing along at
home all year via FaceBook will notice a significant amount of repetition –
sorry for that but since every story requires only a minimum 10% truth you may
find some entertaining variations TBTG]