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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Hooray! Prohibition is Repealed ... 73 years ago.

Even with all of the trivia stuck in my head, I managed to flush the date for the end of prohibition: December 5th, 1933. The end of a 14 year dry spell for the United States. I found a little quote that I think portrays the attitude of Americans towards their new freedom: In Milwaukee, beer sales in one month exceed $30 million.

I think I'll join my fellow Americans in their celebration of the 21st Amendment which repealed Prohibition with a cold beer and a hope that we don't get any more crazy ideas like that again!!

special thanks to Wayne State University for this Prohibition Raid photo


Blogger Dr. Dave said...

I remember tales of our Granfather making bath tub gin during Prohibition. I too celebrated the anniversary by having one or two cold beers last night!

Wed Dec 06, 05:13:00 PM CST  
Blogger Saucy Joe Sullivan said...

Don't you know we'd all have our own recipes for bathtub gin if we were living back during Prohibition! I'd probably have a newsletter that I'd print out of my press out in the shed.

Probably would need a new name! Bathtub Joe's? Think I'll have another drink and think about it!

Wed Dec 06, 09:06:00 PM CST  

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