*Guiness on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Bill on March 16, 2012

Can’t help sharing with you Kathy Lee Gifford’s Paddy Day’s Joke (heard this morning on TV):


A little old Irishman always stops at the Pub on his way home from working all day. His daily habit was to order three pints of Guinness from the bartender at the bar. He would then sip from each pint in rotation until all three were emptied. Then he would order a second set of three and follow suit; then go home.

The bartender observed this ritual for many times over awhile. One day, he suggested to the old Irishman, that he should just order one pint at a time and that he, the bartender, would notice when he required the refill, and have it there for him. This way, the Guiness would always be properly chilled.

The Irishman shared that he had two brothers living in two other countries. They had taken an oath to drink together, at this very hour each evening, always. The bartender understood the sentiment and was touched. And so, the tradition went on for a time, until one day the Irishman ordered only two pints instead of the perennial three pints.

The bartender took immediate notice of the changed protocol and approached the Irishman at the bar. He said, “I know your tradition and I’m certain that one of your brothers has passed away. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

The Irishman’s eyes twinkled as he grinned and answered; “Nay, me brothers are both still living; I’ve simply quit drinking”!

Happy birding and carving,  Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3