What Are Some Good Golden Anniversary Speeches for a Toast?

Some good golden anniversary speeches for a toast are “Tribute to My Parents on their 50th Wedding Anniversary” by Rosalind Wright Picard and a poem by A.A. Milne’s character Winnie the Pooh that talks about appreciating another person’s company. Another good anniversary speech for a golden anniversary toast offers the parents good wishes for the future.

In “Tribute to My Parents on their 50th Wedding Anniversary,” a daughter talks to her parents about all of the ways the parents helped the daughter in life. The daughter says that her parents’ kindness affects those around them and leads others to also act with compassion. She also talks about appreciating her father’s calm voice on his answering machine.

When talking about her mother, the daughter talks about the mother’s grace and her ability to handle challenging situations. The daughter thanks her parents for teaching her things such as cooking, driving and engineering. The speech ends with the daughter’s honor and love for her parents as well as blessings for her parents’ future.

In A.A. Milne’s poem for fictional character Winnie the Pooh, Pooh talks to another person. Pooh says that if the other person lives to be 100 years old, Pooh wishes to live one day less so that Pooh does not have to live without the other person, even for a day. Likewise, a golden anniversary speech that offers the parents blessings for their future life references poet William Henry Davies to say that a person does not have time to stop and stare in life, even at the person’s 50th wedding anniversary.