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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Luck of the Irish To All This Day...

The Eye of God over Dublin

Lets begin the day with a wee bit of Irish humor. Here is a delightful Irish tale sent me by my dear friend Juliene O'Dowd West. Sure and isn't it all true!

On a vacation in Rome, I noticed a marble column in St. Peter's with a golden telephone on it. As a young priest passed by, I asked who the telephone was for. He told me it was a direct line to Heaven, and if I'd like to call, it would be a thousand dollars. I was amazed, but declined the offer.

Throughout Italy, I kept seeing the same golden telephone on a marble column. At each, I asked about it and the answer was always the same: a direct line to Heaven and I could call for a thousand dollars.

On the way homeward, I stopped in Ireland . I decided to attend Mass at a local village church. When I walked in the door I noticed the golden telephone. Underneath it there was a sign stating: "DIRECT LINE TO HEAVEN 25 cents." "Father, " I said, "I have been all over Italy and in all the cathedrals I visited, I've seen telephones exactly like this one. But the price is always a thousand dollars. Why is it that this one is only 25 cents?"

The priest smiled and said,

"Ah! But you're in Ireland now! It's a local call."


Now if you'll be willin' to walk a bit, we'll take a quick tour of Dublin City.

Dublin Skyline by Day

St. Patrick's Cathedral...

and where the good saint baptized.

You can have a grand walk about the city's center.

And end the evening on a bridge over the River Liffey
enjoying the twinkling lights.


I've no pictures of food
or table settings to boot
but a limerick I do have to share.
No day is complete without one.
So I hope you'll be enjoyin' this'n.

'Tis famous the food of Killarney,
As tasty and fresh as sweet Blarney
Know well it is nice
When served fast on ice,
Gourmets shriek for Chili con Kearney.

Published by Peter Pauper Press
White Plains, NY


And may God be with ye
this day and always!

Thanks be to God!

When all is said and done it's a true delight to visit Kathleen Cuisine today to see the wonder of all that can be seen in other little corners of the world!