snowyday Posted November 14, 2011 Share Posted November 14, 2011 Standing on the dock, Patrick bade farewell to his son, who was sailing away to the new world to seek his fortune. â€œMichael, my boy,â€ he admonished, â€œremember the three bones and yeâ€™ll get ahead all right.â€ When the young man had departed, a stranger who had overheard the remark asked Patrick to explain what he meant by the three bones. â€œSure now,â€ replied the canny Irishman, â€œand wouldnâ€™t that be the wishbone, the jawbone and the backbone? Itâ€™s the wishbone that keeps you wanting the good things of life, and itâ€™s the jawbone that helps you to find out how to go after them, if youâ€™re not too proud to ask questions, and itâ€™s the backbone that keeps you everlastingly at it till you get â€˜em!â€ * * * * snowyday Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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