From: "YON - Jan C. Hardenbergh" Date: June 14, 2008 1:57:05 PM EDT Subject: Correction: Nichols Toast, aka, Duty To Sir and Ma.A little late, but, for posterity, I distinctly remember hearing this at Granny's growing up, perhaps 3 or 4 times per year, and it was ALWAYS getting corrected by this person or that. It may not be what you want in all situations, but I believe the notion that there is one correct version may be antithetical to the Nichols Toast.
Honor to Uncles and Aunts
With Chalmer's tweak, this is what we came up with a year ago.
Duty to Sir and Ma'am Love to brothers and sisters Respects to friends present and absent, (Don't forget Aunt Jane!, or Aunt Robin!) and Health to myselfThis may be the most authoratative source.
From: Deborah Subject: Re: Duty To Sir and Ma. Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 20:11:45 -0600 According to Moira: Duty to Sir and Mam (pronounced closer to mom than mum) Honor to Uncles and Aunts Love to Brothers and Sisters Respects to Aunt Jane And health to myselfIf desired, you can add something to honor the bride and groom after you respect aunt jane and before you drink to yourself.
Congrats and best wishes -
----- Original Message ----- From: andrew Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:18 PM Subject: Duty To Sir and Ma. Duty To Sir and Ma. Love to brothers and sisters. something to friends present and absent ... (was this added?) Respects to Aunt Jane And health to myself.