yes I know… I have already been asked what this has to do with Manchaug Pond as first it was the Native Peoples and then it was the Swedish who settled most of the shores of Manchaug Pond not the Irish! Well, today’s Manchaug Pond is a blend of many nationalities, backgrounds and experience. And St. Patrick wasn’t Irish either!
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
And remember, Murphy was an Irishman:
And one for Saint Patrick whose feast day it is:
Legend of Saint Patrick
Good St. Patrick travelled far, to teach God’s Holy Word
And when he came to Erin’s sod, a wondrous thing occurred
He plucked a shamrock from the earth and held it in His hand
To symbolise the Trinity that all might understand
The first leaf for the Father
And the second for the Son
The third leaf for the Holy Spirit
All three of them in one.
Manchaug Pond 2006
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at you back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall saft upon your fields.
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Public Boat Ramp, fall 2006
Have a restful day!