A Toast for all Seasons

A Toast For All Seasons

The custom of toasting has been around for thousands of years. Why the word “toast”? As the story goes, a “noted beauty” of Bath, England, was seen bathing in public, when an admirer — taken by her loveliness — filled a cup with the bathwater and drank it in her honor! Soon after, another admirer (admittedly half-cocked) declared his admiration for the lady, but his revulsion for the bath water. So, instead, he offered to eat the toast in her honor. And thus, the term stuck.

Here are some traditional toasts for your celebrations.

Retirement

May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed, and may all your friendschamp remember all the favors you are owed.

Coming of Age
May the strength of three be in your journey.

Graduation
May your bank account always be bigger than your troubles.

Anniversary
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.

Wedding
When the roaring flames of your love have burned down to embers, may you find that you’ve married your best friend.

Baby
May the most baby wishes be the least baby gets.

Reunion
May our home always be too small to hold all of our friends.

Big Birthday
You’re not as young as you used to be. But…you’re not as old as you’re going to be.

Going Away
May the winds of fortune sail you, May you sail a gentle sea. May it always be the other guy who says, “this drink’s on me.”

Congratulations
Here’s to those that wish us well, and those who don’t can go to hell.