Ten Commandments (of the Bar)
It has been a busy week, we spent last weekend and the first half of last week driving through Wisconsin for a wedding, and of course there was plenty of stopping to explore historic landmarks along the way.
For the rest of the week and most of this past weekend, I was neck deep in research trying to catch up! Of course, not all research is work, (ahem, if you haven’t noticed, especially not for me..) equipped with a glass of red wine (courtesy of my wonderful husband) and a bag of dark chocolate kisses (Id.)– I found this:
If you ever once thought of someone from the early 20th century as staunchy or formal, this will rock your world. How great is it?
It’s from a time capsule that was found in Sheldon, Iowa in the Hub Hotel, ca. 1915. What a great find! The O’Brien County Historical Society has a complete database of all the wonderful things that were stored away in that capsule, to be found years later, including many photographs of the town and townspeople and an array of business cards and other trinkets.
My favorite is definitely No. 8, “Thou shalt not eject on his premises what thou hast drank elsewhere…” Priceless. I recommend we all keep that in mind. As the wife of a man who worked as a bartender at one time, I can certainly vouch for it’s modern day relevance.
I hope this brought a smile to your Monday, it did to mine!
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