Friday, July 9, 2010
More blessings, in the form of additions and corrections for my previous post, are due to being married for 46 years. We really do finish each other's sentences and fill in each other's blanks. Joe remembered Sean Burke well, and reminded me that Dr. Sean Burke was a professor at St. Mary's College in San Antonio. He had a Sunday morning radio program that we liked. And we agreed that his sign off was always the Irish blessing as sung by The Priests in Armagh Cathedral, with the ending: "and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead!"
Thursday, July 8, 2010
In 1967, as the birth of our first son approached, Joe and I were fond of a San Antonio radio announcer who signed off each day with this Irish blessing. Although I can't remember his surname, I do remember his given name because that is the name we chose for our son, Sean, who is now a father himself and still loves all things Irish. Signing off for now...