Mar 9, 2007

Some Folks Get It

"You have asked me how I feel about whiskey…if, when you say whiskey, you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the stuff that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips and a warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman's step on a frosty morning, if you mean the drink that enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness and to forget, if only for a little while, life's great tragedies and heartbreaks and sorrows, if you mean that drink…then certainly I am in favor of it."

—Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat, Jr., to the Mississippi House, April 4, 1952
[Shamelessy pilfered from dack.com]

2 comments:

vanessa said...

Just discovered this blog 'o yours, too!! My friend wants to start a booze blog, so I'll have to show him this as a good example. I wish I could drink whiskey... I try and I try, but I still have to hold my breath :)

Jessie Jane said...

Thanks, Vanessa (yo, everyone else: check out Vanessa's Green as a Thistle blog).

Whiskey isn't for everyone—I happen to like my booze boozey, so I love the stuff. But there's always vodka, rum, tequila...I could go on but I think you get it!

—JJ