On Sat, 28 Dec 1996, Toby A Rider wrote:
> "May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back,
> May the sun be warm upon your face and may soft rains fall upon your
> 9th c. Old Irish Blessing
The conclusion, which is usually deleted from the popular versions of this
blessing, is: "May you be three days in heaven before the devil knows
you're dead." I like this line a lot.