Next week I’m off to a belated wake … a friend died in a foreign land last year and now we are gathering to remember him. He was a Bon viveur, more of the drink than the food, nether the less I will raise a glass to him.
I’m always at a loss for the right words; the navy had a way with toasts, but the right phrase always escapes me. Here a few of the toasts, and I wonder if anyone has any traditional / family toasts that come to mind when you are gathered together?
Royal Navy’s “…special toasts dependent on the day of the week. They are:
Sunday – “Absent Friends“
Monday – “Our Ships at Sea“
Tuesday – “Our Men“
Wednesday – “Ourselves” (as no one else is likely to be concerned for us!)
Thursday – “A Bloody War or a Sickly Season” (and a quick promotion!)
Friday – “A Willing Foe and Sea-Room“
Saturday – “Wives and Sweethearts” (may they never meet)…”