Tonight I was at Interlachen Inn in Alexandria with family for dinner. For those of you not familiar with Alexandria, Interlachen is a longtime favorite of both Alexandrians and its summer residents and visitors. During dinner, a friend that passed away not long ago entered our conversation. Claire Hoppe was a wonderful and fun person that along with her family, has been spending time at the north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu for many, many years. I doubt, and hope, that there will never be a for sale sign in front of the Hoppe property.
Claire was well known for many things and one of them was her toast. I decided tonight during dinner that I was going to share it. Here it is.