A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 06, 2006
Texas Blessing

This “Texas Blessing” is all over the internet, sometimes called “Florida Blessing.” The author is unknown.


A Mississippi Blessing
A Mississippi Blessing
~~Off the Internet~~
Know who wrote this? Please write us so we can give proper credit and request permission to continue to post here on this site. Send information to . Ye Editor “googled” the piece and came up with two more versions—one from Florida and one from Texas, both with identical wording and no writer listed. The Texas posting, by the way, has great graphics and music. Enjoy!

Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
Please keep it cool in mid-July.
Bless the walls where termites dine,
While ants and roaches march in time.

Bless our yard where spiders pass
Fire ant castles in the grass.
Bless the garage, a home to please
Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.

Bless the love bugs, two by two,
The gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you.
Millions of creatures that fly or crawl,
In Mississippi, Lord, you’ve put them all!

But this is home, and here we’ll stay,
So thank you Lord, for insect spray.

The Sunday Funnies.com
A Florida Prayer
Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
Please keep it cool in mid-July.
Bless the walls where termites dine,
While ants and roaches march in time.

Bless our yard where spiders pass
Fire ant castles in the grass.
Bless the garage, a home to please
Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.

Bless the love bugs,
Two by two,
The gnats and mosquitoes
That feed on you.
Millions of creatures that fly or crawl,
In Florida, Lord, you’ve put them all!!

But this is home,
And here we’ll stay,
So thank you Lord,
For insect spray.

Google Groups: alt.autos.studebaker
From:  tnoller
Date:  Fri, Sep 15 2000 12:00 am

This ditty from my sister the real estate broker in Miami:

> FLORIDA RESIDENT PRAYER

> Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry,
> Please keep it cool in mid-July.
> Bless the walls where termites dine,
> While ants and roaches march in time.
> Bless our yard where spiders pass
> Fire ant castles in the grass.
> Bless the garage, a home to please
> Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.
> Bless the love bugs, two by two,
> The gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you.
> Millions of creatures that fly or crawl,
> In Florida, Lord, you’ve put them all!
> But this is home, and here we’ll stay,
> So thank you Lord for INSECT SPRAY!!!

Google Groups: pdaxs.services.children
From:  CDHAGOOD
Date:  Thurs, Jul 22 2004 2:08 pm

A TEXAS BLESSING
Note: If you are not a resident of TEXAS or never have lived in the hot, humid South, you may not understand the weight of this blessing!

-Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
-Please keep it cool in mid-July.
-Bless the walls where termites dine,
-While ants and roaches march in time.
-Bless our yard where spiders pass
-Fire ant castles in the grass.
-Bless the garage, a home to please
-Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.
-Bless the love bugs, two by two, the gnats and mosquitoes that feed on
you.
-Millions of creatures that fly or crawl, in TEXAS, Lord, you’ve put
them all
-But this is home, and here we’ll stay,
-So thank you Lord, for insect spray.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, December 06, 2006 • Permalink