To your coffin!

May I propose a toast to your coffin! May it be made from an oak tree so old and grand that one, clear, unjoined, board from it provides sides, ends, top and bottom. May it grow from an acorn that you and I shall plant in the morning. (Attributed as old Russian and as Irish.)

Fictional Sergeant Klell Hazard

In the Movie “Gardens of Stone,” James Caan plays Clell Hazard, a Vietnam war era, burial detail sergeant at Arlington Cemetery. His standard toast when drinking with friends is, “Here’s to us! And those like us! Damn few of us left!”

Frank Sinatra

Here’s to the confusion of our enemies! – Frank Sinatra