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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 27, 2014

Ready for a Beer?


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


September 28 is...
Drink Beer Day

Visit Dr. House Cleaning
Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history. There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. 

Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.

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A Bit of Trivia: 

. . .The art of brewing is as old as civilization. Read MORE. . .

. . .Ale 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. . .

On the lighter side...

 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)?

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