Toasts and Toasting Etiquette
Here's a toast to all who are here,
No matter where you're from;
May the best day you have ever seen
Be worse than the worst to come.
To the good old days-when we weren't so good, because we weren't so old.
Your health. May we drink one together in ten years time and a few in between.
Here's to us that are here, to you that are there, and the rest of us everywhere.
To friends-as long as we are able To lift our glasses from the table.
"But fill me with the old familiar juice, Methinks I might recover bye and bye." -Omar Khayyam
In the immortal words of William Makepeace Thackeray, "I drink it as the Fates ordain it, Come, fill it, and have done with rhymes; Fill up the lonely glass, and drain it In memory of dear old times."
To the good old days-which we are having right now.
When we are gathered to carouse, my eloquence fails me, because there's a silly song that runs through my head, "Hail, hail, the gang's all here, So what the hell do we care? What the hell do we care? Hail, hail, the gang's all here, So what the hell do we care now?"
Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]Read More