The Irish Blessing Email

April 25, 2008 at 7:12 pm (Email) (, , , )

Have you seen this one yet?  The Irish Blessing Email that keeps going around.  Everything about it is great except for the end part where they say send this on or this will happen.  That part I don’t care for but the rest of it is pretty cool and whether or not it is true it makes a good story.

Here is the quote:

  Irish Luck – Remember to send it back!,
I want this back. It DOES work.

His name was Fleming , and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.


The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scottsman’s sparse surroundings An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.


‘I want to repay you,’ said the nobleman. ‘You saved my son’s life.’
‘No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,’ the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.
‘Is that your son?’ the nobleman asked.

‘Yes,’ the farmer replied proudly.


‘I’ll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.’ And that he did.


Farmer Fleming’s son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.


Years afterward, the same nobleman’s son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.
What saved his life this time? Penicillin.


The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill . His son’s name?


Sir Winston Churchill .

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching.
Sing like nobody’s listening.
Live like its Heaven on Earth.
It’s National Friendship Week. Send this to
Everyone you consider A FRIEND.

Pass this on, and brighten someone’s day.
AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH: You had better send
this back!! Good Luck!
I hope it works…

May there always be work for your hands to do;


May your purse always hold a coin or two;


May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;


May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


OK, this is what you have to do… Send this to all of your friends.


But – you HAVE to send this within 1 hour from when you open it!


Now……Make A wish!! I hope you made your wish!
Now then, if you send to:
1 person — your wish will be granted in 1 year
3 people — 6 months
5 people — 3 months

6 people — 1 month
7 people — 2 weeks
8 people — 1 week
9 people — 5 days
10 people — 3 days
12 people — 2 days
15 people — 1 day
20 people — 3 hours


If you delete this after you read it, you will have 1 year of bad luck!


But, if you send it to 2 of your friends, you will automatically have 3 years good luck!!!

Well I believe we make most of our luck, but sometimes we need help to make a smile.  I hope this helps.


  1. John Fitzmorris said,

    Hate to throw water on an uplifting story, but the Alexander Fleming story is not true.

    Please go to for the real truth behind this.

    • Rocque said,

      Like you say it is a great story. Thanks for checking it out. What is a parade without a little rain. I will add your comment so others can see that there are a lot of things on the internet that we want to believe because they sound so great.

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