Mess Graces

Discussion in 'Seniors' started by Murphy, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. Can anyone help me out with a decent grace for a dining out night.

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. woopert

    woopert LE Moderator

    Rub-a-dub-dub thanks for the grub, yeah God!
     
  3. Blessing Before Meals (Christian)

    Bless us, Lord, and these Your gifts,
    which we are about to receive from Your bounty,
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    If you want one for the 'other' faith's, PM me.
     
  4. Little Jesus Meek and Good
    Nail him to a block of wood
    Ta for the scoff and this Ice cold Bud
    Amen
     
  5. woopert

    woopert LE Moderator

    OK..serious answer.....

    This is the Latin grace we said at school before dinner:

    Benedic, Domine, nos
    Et haec tua dona
    Quae de tua largitate
    sumus sumpturi per Christum,
    Dominum nostrum Amen.

    which translates into much the same as the grace suggested by Gunny_H
     
  6. OOOoooo, Woopert, you gonna blind some crusty old WO with science!  Depending on which mess, I suggest one does NOT use a prayer in Latin in the WO & Sgt's Mess (except if the congregation are young and not crusty, or if the RSM sanctions it before hand).  I can hear the comments now, 'Latin, what's that?'.  Okay I suppose, in a mess with a long tradition.

    Have only witnessed one occasion when Mr Vice did a 'silly' prayer, involving God and Mickey Mouse.  Chap did on/off duty through the Xmas and New Year period.  Oh how I laughed !!  He got mine on New Years Eve !!
     
  7. Heres one for ya:

    God of goodness bless our food,
    and keep us in this cheery mood,
    Bless our meals and those who serve us,
    and for tomorrows hangover,
    Lord preserve us! :)
     
  8. Soldier_Why

    Soldier_Why LE Moderator

    Here's an old Scottish wan fur ye:

                    Some hae meat but canny eat,
                    Some nae meat but waant it,
                    But we hae meat, and we can eat,
                    So may the Lord be thankit!
     
  9. For good fun, good friends and good food,
    and all the other good F's in life
    Amen
     
  10. "No Padre ...

    Thank God"

    ('nuff said)
     
  11. Woopert, with your Latin ramblin' advice. Just how many times have you been in the WO & Sgts mess? At my school, the only bods that did Latin wore proper lab coats for science (with two pens, one pencil and slide rule in top pocket) as opposed to us 'lads' who had to make do with our dads old shirts. Said Latin boffins would regularly have their school dinner money impounded and have to face the humiliation of smoking twenty woodbines in twenty minutes behind the bike sheds or face an all mighty biffing of the year bully.

    I went to a very good school by the way, it was approved!

    As I've only just seen the original post is from Murphy, try doing your first grace as Mr Vice in Latin then I recommend you make a toast to HM the Queen, followed by a hearty rendition of 'Bridge over the River Qwai' on the harmonica, the WRVS lady and all the members of the Big Brother house. Of course, you must ensure you stand on the top table with your mess waistcoat outside your jacket and your penis hanging 'south' at the time.

    (Legal disclaimer: This action will cost you approx 10 bottles of Port and 35 extra duties and in no way should members of the public try and recreate any of the scenes described above. These acts were performed by professionals with full medical/stunt cover assisting. Any resemblence to  real life members of the WO & Sgts mess is purely coincidental unless your name is Fodders).
     
  12. Here is a simple one to remember so you wont have to fear losing your bit off paper


    A thousand hairy savages,
    Sittng down to lunch,
    gobble, gobble, glup glup
    munch, munch, munch

    Amen

    Author Spike Milligan
     
  13. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    ...and a Naval one:

    Incoming food
    Grace! Grace!


    And an old favourite:

    For good food, good wine and good company
    We thank you oh Lord
    Amen
     
  14. A slight variation:

    Good food
    Good wine
    Good company
    Good God

    Amen
     
  15. As a Mr Vice it was a cert i was going to get the port in for some pathetic crime so I just baffled the RSM at grace and he gave me 1 port fine then forgot about the rest:

    Dear Lord,

    I have just spent a wad on Mess dress, Ball gown and a taxi

    We're payin for this food ourselves, and you want thanks

    Yeh Right.

    Amen