Kentucky Colonels Toast
I give you people dedicated to the good things of life, to the gentle, the heartfelt things, to good living, and to the kindly rites with which it is surrounded. In all the clash of a plangent world they hold firm to their ideal — a gracious existence in that country of content “where slower clocks strike happier hours.”
Standing in a broad doorway, open wide with welcome and with a hospitable Bourbon glass in hand, watching a thoroughbred mare and her colt prancing across meadows of rippling bluegrass, stand American patriots. Generous in spirit as well as action and proud in the traditions of Kentucky. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Kentucky Colonels.