Category Archives: Holiday

Happy St. Tammany’s Day!

With your lobster be sure to enjoy a Tammany Cocktail:

1 jigger Mount Gay Rum
1 jigger Dark Rum (e.g., Black Seal)
1 T Fresh Lemon Juice
1 T Fresh Lime Juice
Dash of sweet vermouth
1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice
2. Add ingredients.
Shake vigorously and
pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Stir with a walrus tusk.

Image via Retronaut


History of a St. Tammany weathervane uncovered

Removing the modern black paint layer revealed the historic finish, earlier repairs, and bullet holes in this St. Tammany weathervane.

Merry Christmas!


Santa Claus on Broadway, 1902


Via Shorpy

Happy Thanksgiving

Via the Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt

Retro Cocktail Hour Halloween Spook-tacular 2011

“From Kansas Public Radio, an all new brew of finger-snappin’, hip-shakin’ monster melodies and spooky songs, served up straight from the space age bachelor pad.” (Free registration required)

Gettysburg Reunion, 1913

G.A.R veterans

On the spot where Gen. Sickles lost his leg

G.A.R and Confederate veterans at the encampment

The Blue and the Gray

Two Yanks and a Reb ~ Via Allan Janus

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.