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Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Toasts for the New Year

The Moran Library in the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort is full of gems. I love the cover illustration of this book published in 1907 entitled "Toasts and After Dinner Stories." In preparation for your New Year's toasts, here are a few to consider from the book:

Here’s a health to the future,
A sigh for the past;
We can love and remember,
And hope to the last;
And for all the base lies
That the almanacs hold,
While there’s love in the heart,
We can never grow old.


Here’s to Love; a thing so devine,
Description makes it but the less.
‘Tis what we feel, but cannot define -
‘Tis what we know, but cannot express.


Don’t worry about the future,
The present is all thou hast,
The future will soon be the present,
And the present will soon be the past.


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