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19 hours ago, Wilfrid said:

Here’s story time.

My first visit to Savannah* I went into a bar and all the liquor was in tiny plastic bottles. I thought it was a cute airplane theme bar. Turned out local law prohibited free pours from regular bottles, so that’s what all the bars had to serve.

*I am now uncertain about where this was, so feel free to correct me. But I saw it.

And finally dim flashbacks to a downtown bar called Idlewild designed like the interior of a vintage plane. Houston St maybe? 
 

Charleston, S.C. had that individual bottle law.  Maybe it was there?

 

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Many years ago, we visited the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, in Lynchburg, Tenn. Oddly, it’s located in a dry county. If I recall correctly, we were able to buy a “commemorative bottle” that contained the eponymous whiskey. At that time, there were no samples after the very interesting tour, but I’ve read that has changed. 

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17 hours ago, Steve R. said:

Charleston, S.C. had that individual bottle law.  Maybe it was there?

 

You are right. I did Savannah and Charleston in the same trip, but the tiny bottles were in Charleston.

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22 minutes ago, Wilfrid said:

You are right. I did Savannah and Charleston in the same trip, but the tiny bottles were in Charleston.

Now you've done it.    I'll hear Don Ho sing about these all day.

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Casually glanced out the window and noticed a guy with a giant mastiff of some kind. Why is this worth mentioning? Because he was sitting on the dog as if he was riding it. (did I mention it was a very large dog?)

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So we're taking a wee afternoon nap when there is loud knocking on the front door.    A neighbor breathlessly tells me another neighbor's cows have escaped and are "downtown".    Since she has no cell phone, would I please call the owner and tell him.    We get the box.   About an hour later, neighbor comes down the hill on a 4-wheeler accompanied by his beautiful but absolutely useless border collie.   (Maybe in collie's contract he doesn't work when it's over 95F.)    Neighbor tries to lure 6 big steers back up the hill with hay.   Husband goes out to help by keeping them heading up our steep hill rather than meandering, stays on the project for maybe quarter of a mile before he feels heavy chest and signals a car coming up the hill to take over.    Cattle back home; husband back to the house.    Saturday afternoon in the country.

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1 minute ago, voyager said:

I think they mentioned dark sheets.   Or have you given up bottom sheets too?

Apparently a lot of millennials have given up on top sheets. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal about it not too long ago.

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