Nichols Toast

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.

I like:
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 myself
This 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 myself
If 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.