It has been a rough week at work with a staff shortage made worse when they let go one of my co-workers and I ended up working the Saturday shift this morning. When I got home I found a package from my dear friend Howie Stoops (Stoopsie). I opened it and found a box of cigars - not just any box, but one inscribed with my Hall of Fame dates and such and cigars with some real joker's mug on the band. I am going to smoke at least one of them today and shpw them of to some friends. All I can say is Thanks Howie!
If I am a Hall of Fame person, it is only because of such friends as Howie, Linn, John, Linda Mark, Chris, Bob, JD, Chuck (both Cowdery and Mickleright), Gayle, Brenda and others that I have met through my jobs, the bourbon forums and the Oscar Getz Museum. As far as I am concerned you all deserve these cigars and honors as much as I do.
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873