Saturday, 1 January 2011

Lang may yer lum reek! (Long may your chimney smoke!)

May the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye'll ivver see.
May the moose ne'er lea' yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
May ye aye keep hail an hertie till ye'r auld eneuch tae dee.
May ye aye juist be sae happie as A wuss ye aye tae be.

The above, in translation, reads:
May the best you have ever seen be the worst you will ever see.
May the mouse never leave your grain store with a tear drop in its eye.
May you always stay hale and hearty until you are old enough to die.
May you still be as happy as I always wish you to be.



  1. Kay,

    Thank you for the great poetry to start the new year!

    Wishing you a wonderful new year ... and may your threads never tangle.

    Judy B

  2. Wishing you all the best in 2011 Kay!!
    Still an hour until midnight here.

  3. Happy new year to you Kay (I didn't need the translation!)


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