Wednesday, May 31, 2006

John O'Reilly

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.~Irish

In Ireland an Irish pub is at the heart of social life. The pub is where the community gathers. A true Irish pub is distinguished by its “craic,” and Irish term referring to positive interaction among people through conversation, stories, and music.

Last Friday the pub was giving out a prize for the best toast of the night. The winner of the evening was John O’Reilly when he hoisted his beer and said, “Here’s to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!”

He returned home to his wife Mary and told her that he won first prize for the best toast of the evening. Mary said, “Aye did ye now. And what was your toast?” John O’Reilly was so caught up in his excitement he did not think Mary would ask him what his toast was. John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife." Mary said, "Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!"

On Saturday Mary ran into one of John’s drinking buddies, Brian, at the bakery. Brian chuckled leeringly and said, “John won the prize last night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary.” Mary said, “Aye, he told me, and I was a wee surprised meeself. You know ees only been there twice in the last four years. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ear to make him come.”



Blogger Karen said...

The Gents sign is a crack up! The pub looks like a lot of fun. I need to write down that quote LOL

Have a great day! *HUGS*

May 31, 2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger EV said...

Oh, Lord you are funny!!! LMAO. I read your Memorial Day post - it was excellent. And any sailor who looks as good as you can expect to be on this Ancient Mariner's blogroll. I'm looking forward to your posts. Thanx for stopping by and your kind word, too.

May 31, 2006 2:13 PM  
Blogger DBFrank said...

As a good Irish lad, I ken only say "aye".

May 31, 2006 5:02 PM  
Blogger Dorko said...

Thanks for stopping by!
... and for the chuckle, lol! ;)
All the best to ya Lass -

May 31, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger mrhaney said...

that was very funny. i just had to e-mail that to my wife.

May 31, 2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger Keasty said...

Good one Raggedy! Loved it! Yes, the Irish pubs are something else. We have Ireland on our agenda when we head to Europe in mid August.

May 31, 2006 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hilarious! I love the post!

May 31, 2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger mrhaney said...

thanks for the link raggedy. i added you to my sidebar. drop by any time.

May 31, 2006 11:29 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
What a funny joke!
I recently saw an Irish pub called, The Pour House.
It was a cute little place in Toronto, Canada.
I took a photo of it while we were on a trip there.

June 01, 2006 12:41 AM  

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