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Aggie Ring Does the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo on the Same Day
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[The tale in which a calamity comes upon Jersey Shore Fightin’ Texas Aggie Ring and the Texas Aggie Drinking Bear.]
It was a beautiful day in the Hundred Acre Wood. No… Stop. We weren’t in the Hundred Acre Wood, we were on the even more beautiful Jersey Shore.
I remember it as well as I can. I had gone downstairs to start dinner. The door to one of the cabinets that we store things in that we don’t use often was wide open. I looked in and found Aggie Ring and Aggie Drinking Bear rummaging around.
“What are you doing in there?” I asked the Aggie Ring and the Aggie Drinking Bear.
“Trying to find the sterling silver Mint Julep cup for the Kentucky Derby this Saturday.” replied Aggie Ring as he continued to dig through useless kitchen tools that we didn’t use.
“Found it!” exclaimed the little Aggie Ring as he pulled out the pure sterling silver Mint Julep cup in its bubble wrap bag.
I hadn’t thought about that sterling silver Mint Julep cup in some time. I purchased it at a quaint little antique shop in Louisville, Kentucky on one of the many times I was TDY to Fort Knox for the Army. According to the stamp on the bottom of the cup, it will be 60 years young this year.
I always stayed at the Hyatt in Downtown Louisville on TDY because they had lots of good jazz clubs, restaurants and bourbon bars in town. Those were great Army Acquisition Corps days.
“Derby’s this weekend isn’t it?” I asked Aggie Ring.
“Yes, indeed.” Aggie Ring replied. “We’re going to need some rye whiskey, powdered ice, fresh mint, and simple syrup.”
[Note: For those of you gentle readers who aren’t from the Old South or Southwest, we drink Mint Juleps on the day of the Kentucky Derby. You must drink an authentic Mint Julep out of a pure sterling silver cup or you’re simply white “trailer trash” and you might as well just drink it out of a plastic red Solo cup.]
“Wait! Wait! Wait!” I cried out. “Isn’t this Saturday Cinco de Mayo?”
“Crap.” said Aggie Ring. “The Derby and Cinco de Mayo are on the same day this year. What shall we do?”
“Well,” I said. “I don’t think the Texas Rangers are going to come up here to the Jersey Shore and hunt us down if we celebrate both.”
“You know…” replied Aggie Ring. “That’s not a bad idea. I’m surprised you pulled that out. After the Mint Juleps we can make Green Margaritas and garnish them with crushed mint sprigs.”
— THE END —
P.S. And that is how the entire calamity was resolved
Image from page 278 of “Bell telephone magazine” (1922)
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Title: Bell telephone magazine
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: American Telephone and Telegraph Company American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Information Dept
Publisher: [New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., etc.]
Contributing Library: Prelinger Library
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cessary to hear them at a distance. Lights, too, may be used as signals,although in the home they are gener-ally used only as supplements to bells.Where there are two lines, for ex-ample, a common bell can serve toannounce a call on either one anddifferently colored lights at the tele-phone show which line the call is on.Two bells of different tones would, ofcourse, accomplish the same purpose.Like the bells, the lamps are designedto fit various needs. There may be times when the soundof a bell is not desired. Particularlyis this true of a bedroom extension when there is sickness or when the bellwould interrupt needed sleep. A rem-edy for this is a simple little switchwhich cuts off the extension bell—^butnot the telephone—until it is thrownon again. Another switch, equallysimple, will disconnect all extensiontelephones at will, thus insuring abso-lute privacy of the conversation overthe telephone in use. Again, a callmay be answered at one telephoneand another person summoned, by
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Efficiency in the Kitchen The hang-up handset makes it possible to keep an eye on the cooking while holding a conversation 254 Bell Telephone Quarterly OCTOBER means of buzzer signals, to answer itat another telephone. When two or more central-officelines enter the home, all lines may beused for both outgoing and incomingcalls, of course—although in somehouseholds it is the practice to limitservice calls to one line, so that theother line or lines may be always freefor use by members of the family.Since an establishment large enoughto require several lines will have ex-tension telephones in all importantrooms, both family and service, it be-comes increasingly convenient—im-portant, in fact—to be able to usethem for intercommunication through-out the house and other buildings.Likewise, the service must have flexi-bility: it must be so arranged thatincoming calls may be answeredeither at any telephone or at certaindesignated telephones; that a callmay be transferred readily from o
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