ELEPHANT = 13 Points!

The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrived from India today in 1796. No, I was not there.

Today’s birthdays of interest;

–          Alfred Mosher Butts was born today in 1899. Mr. Butts invented Scrabble. Some people go through life using a lot of four-letter words, but for Scrabble-players like me, we live to search for seven-letter words and a 50-point bonus. I hope you’re pleased with yourself Mr. Butts!

–          Beaver Cleaver’s big brother Wally was born today in 1945. In television’s “Leave It to Beaver” actor Tony Dow was borderline-scintillating (or not) as he corrected and protected the Beav…or not.

Drink 4 cast 4 2day

F. W. Woolworth was born today in 1852. We can celebrate that with a;

Dime Store Kiss

2 oz. Black Spiced Rum

¾ oz. Black Cherry Juice

¼ oz. Butterscotch Schnapps

1 dash Angostura Bitters

3 Whoppers candies

Dry-muddle the Whoppers.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Shake with ice and double-strain into a cocktail glass.

Sing! “Love’s on sale tonight at this five-and-dime.”

Cheers!

Roger

4/13/12.

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