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Frank Arouet
16th Sep 2011, 06:48
Been asked to say Grace at for an Army reunion dating back 35 years.

Notwithstanding the fact that only three of us are known left, do any of you have original ideas that don't involve too much sadness, religion or excessive humour.

Google has not been my friend so far.

PLovett
16th Sep 2011, 07:06
As a 16 year old I spent a week as a guest of the RAN where Grace was said before each meal. As I recall it was somewhat basic:

For what we are about to receive, thank God.

Not only was the Grace basic but so was the food. I didn't feel like thanking anyone for some of the mess that was served masquerading as food.

I should have added that there was considerable emphasis on the "thank God" to the extent that it was almost shouted. Perhaps the fellow knew something about the kitchen staff that the rest of us didn't. :E

tezzer
16th Sep 2011, 07:07
Father in Law's favourite is

We thank the Lord for what we've had,if there'd been more, we would have been glad.

Capetonian
16th Sep 2011, 07:28
As this appears to be a serious question, I'll answer in the same manner.

"As we enjoy this meal and good company, let us also remember those of our friends, families and colleagues who are no longer with us, and the many people both near and far who are less fortunate than ourselves."

11Fan
16th Sep 2011, 07:40
Good food, good meat.
Good God, let's eat.

UniFoxOs
16th Sep 2011, 08:20
My favourite is the Selkirk Grace, pity it's normally only kept for Burns night and Scottish events:-

Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.

Hydromet
16th Sep 2011, 08:46
Grace said in a classical sounding language has the advantage that it will offend no one, while giving the impression that the speaker is an educated person. For example:

Anusol nivea gees linctus
Brovat persilomo domestos
Previa lexus laguna mondeo avensis.

teeteringhead
16th Sep 2011, 09:31
For a midday meal:

God bless this bunch while they munch their lunch.

or more generally:

We beseech Thee, Lord Divine - who changed the water into wine,
Look down with grace on us poor men - who turn the darn stuff back again! :ok:

zab
16th Sep 2011, 09:49
As a kid in a not very religious family we used this:

Rub, dub dud (while rubbing stomachs)
thanks for the grub

Frank Arouet
16th Sep 2011, 12:07
Capetonian;

Just the sort of thing I was thinking about, thanks mate.

I'll have to work on an accent for the rest.:suspect:

G-CPTN
16th Sep 2011, 12:21
A non-religious version of the above:-

For what we are about to receive, may we all be truly thankful.


Otherwise:- Dinner Blessings (http://prayer-and-prayers.info/dinner-blessings/)

handsfree
16th Sep 2011, 13:14
For what we are about to receive, may we all be truly thankfu

or as used to be said at school dinners

For what we are about to receive, may the good Lord provide the antidote

er340790
16th Sep 2011, 15:49
My Dad came up with a classic at my cousin's wedding years back....

"Oh Lord, make us not stodgy like porridge, but SNAP, CRACKLE and POP like rice crispies!"

Slasher
16th Sep 2011, 16:43
For what we are about to receive, may we all be truly thankful.

Sounds more like a pre gang-bang prayer!


Suggestions -

Lord we thank thee for this sumptuous feast of thy
bounty, and the nice pizza bloke who delivered it.

Dear God, except the horrible liver and those brussels
fcuking sprouts, we give thanks for what we're about
to pig out on.

Cacophonix
16th Sep 2011, 16:48
rs7MlrxOOWg

Union Jack
16th Sep 2011, 17:08
Google has not been my friend so far.....

Frank-ly, my dear, I do give a damn - try:

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/81297-mess-graces.html :ok:

Jack

Loose rivets
16th Sep 2011, 21:55
Hostess' dinner party line.

"My brother will say grace."


There was a suitable pause.


"Grace."


Without a further word, hostess and her brother began eating.

11Fan
16th Sep 2011, 23:05
Dear God :rolleyes:

sHp8er2yBoY

G-CPTN
16th Sep 2011, 23:24
hTaFkahld50

parabellum
16th Sep 2011, 23:36
"Thanks for bread and buttered toast, father, Son and Holy Ghost"


or,

"Dear Lord what piece of Cod is this that passeth all understanding?"

Sleeping
16th Sep 2011, 23:53
Benedictus, Benedicat per Jesum Christum Dominum Nostrum (Blessed is He and may he bless [this food] Amen

Makes you sound a bit educated - like.

Gordy
17th Sep 2011, 00:27
Ifen tis Latin you want:

Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis. = I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur = anything said in Latin sounds profound

Sum, ergo edo. = I am, therefore I eat.