Maireann croí éadrom a bhfad

         Which is Gaelic for "A light heart lives a long time"

Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! 
Happy 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]