Family Tradition

Paddy had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition. <>

It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 18th birthday. <>

On that special day, they’d each walked across the lake to the pub on the far side for their first legal drink. <>

So when Paddy’s 18th birthday came around, he and his pal Mick took a boat out to the middle of the lake, Paddy, stepped out of the boat … and nearly drowned!<>

Mick just barely managed to pull him to safety. Furious and confused, Paddy went to see his grandmother …<>

“Grandma he asked, “Tis me 18th birthday, so why can’t I walk across the lake like me father, his father and his father before him?”<>

Granny looked deeply into Paddy’s, troubled eyes and said,<>

“Because ye father, ye grandfather and ye great-grandfather were all born in December when the lake is frozen,  and ye were born in August, ya fookin idiot!”<>

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