"There are good ships and there are wood ships, and ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships and may they always be."
I wish I could claim credit for it, but I cannot. Here is the story:
I crewed this summer for a good friend on a long distance race (The Hook on Lake Michigan). The return cruise took the better part of a week, sailing down the Wisconsin coast. My friend, the skipper, gave his crew a "daily ration of the captain's grog" each evening.
The grog, it turns out, was one of his favorite liquors--St. Brendan's Irish Creme. The ration was one shot glass full per crew member each evening. It was ceremonial and the whole thing. I know, kind of crazy for grown adults, but it was hilarious. Despite everything else going on around us, we spent much time each day in anticipation of our daily ration!
So, after returning home, I looked into this liquor. The above toast came right from the liquor's website. It is easily google-able.
Last edited by jnorten; 11-20-2010 at 08:22 AM.
Reason: type o--replace "the" with "and" before "ships"