Have a Happy Saint Paddies Day everybody, just don't end up in the paddy wagon! Here's a great picture of a great Irishman (that I ripped off from Heather Brandon) showing Springfield Mayor Charles V. Ryan at the Urban Land Institute doodah the other day in Court Square.
I promise I will put up those Chestnut School photos tomorrow, undeterred though the heavens fall. In the meantime, I leave you with a song and a joke.
John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said, "Here's to spending the rest
of me life, between the legs of me wife!"
That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night.
He went home and told his wife, Mary, "I won the prize for the best
toast of the night."
She said, "Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?"
John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church
beside me wife."
"Oh, that is very nice indeed, John." Mary said.
The next day, Mary ran into one of John's drinking buddies on the
street corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, "John won the
prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary."
She said, "Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised meself. You
know, he's only been there twice in the last four years. Once he fell
asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him