- Nov 1, 2003
Two Irishmen, Patrick Murphy and Shawn O''Brian grew up together and were lifelong friends. But alas, Patrick now quite old was dying. While on his deathbed, Patrick called to his buddy Shawn, "O''Brian, come ''ere. I ''ave a request for ye." Shawn walked to his friend''s bedside and knelt.
"Shawny ole boy, we''ve been friends all our very long lives, and now I''m leaving ''ere. I ''ave one last request fir ye to do."
O''Brian burst into tears, "Anything Patrick, anything ye wish. It''s done."
"Well, under me bed is a box containing a bottle of the finest whiskey in all of Ireland. Bottled the year I was born it was. After I die, and they plant me in the ground, I want you to pour that fine whiskey over me grave so it might soak into me bones and I''ll be able to enjoy it for all eternity."
O''Brian was overcome by the beauty and in the true Irish spirit of his friend''s request. He said, "Aye, ‘tis a fine thing you ask of me. I will pour the whiskey. But, a question for you. Might I just strain it through me kidneys first?"