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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Word of the Day - BEER

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There are quotes about beer, jokes about beer, stories about beer, lovers of beer and haters of beer. Nonetheless, football games, barbeques and beer, whether you like them all or in part, became icons of American culture, along with baseball, hot dogs, Chevrolet and apple pie.

Meeker, Colorado Saloon, 1899.
In the days of the wild, wild West. . .

Longhorn saloons' piano tunes
Invited one to mosey up to the bar
Whiskey and sarsaparilla called
As stagecoaches arrived from afar

But for those parched and dusty
The volumes of beer did boast

Knock it back in a hurry, boys
No time for even a toast

Into the 20th century. . .

The Very First Beer Can
Let's take a journey back in time to Richmond, VA, Thursday, January 24,1935. Beer's popularity was growing and growing with it being guzzled by rich and poor alike beating the consumption of any other alcoholic beverage. Because of its extreme demand more and better ways of production were being sought. With canned goods being around since 1909, this was a logical avenue to pursue. While the concept of canned beer was not very well received, the actual production became an overwhelming success! Canned beer would not require a deposit, was easier to stack, more durable and took less time to chill.


A Bit of Trivia: Did you know. . .

. . .the art of brewing is as old as civilization? Read MORE. . .

. . .beer is "one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the 5th millennium BC and recorded in the written history of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia?" Read MORE. . .

. . .as a rule of thumb, the colder the state, the more beer consumption? Many Americans may now be unwinding by uncorking a bottle of wine, but by and large the U.S. is still a beer-drinking nation. Read MORE. . .

 A squirrel guards the bud light...

Is beer popular? Ask the owner of this gasoline, OOPS! beer pump!
Location: Somewhere along the highway

 Does beer tempt your palate or do you prefer a fine wine or perhaps maybe even a cold glass of iced tea (Southern or Long Island)?