Friday, December 09, 2005



Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as to totally abstain from total abstinence itself.
- autograph inscription in album to Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, reported in The Washington Post, June 11, 1881


At 1:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained.
- Notebook, 1898

At 5:57 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

This anonymous I can stomach.

At 9:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

but THIS anonymous you treat like shit ... i never understood why

At 12:43 PM , Blogger Mike said...

Great quote. In the picture the Bar is serving James Crow's Whiskey. That is still available and a rather good selection, obscure but good. Great post and nice blog.

At 3:03 PM , Blogger Whistler71 said...

Nice quote, I found you through Madman's place and the "tut sweet" grabbed my attention! My two favorites are, "tut sweet" (sp?) and mach schnell!!!

At 5:36 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

Mike: I was wondering if it was a whickey still being produced. Thanks.
Whistler71: Thanks and so its tut eh?

At 8:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evidence...proves that prohibition only drives drunkenness behind doors and into dark places, and does not cure it or even diminish it.
- Letter to San Francisco Alta California, 7/28/1867


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