Sunday, June 21, 2009

Neither a novice, a statistician, nor a Yankee

The mint julep ceremony of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. Though I'm of Kentucky Catholic blood, I was born a Yankee. We'll see what happens.

A mint julep is not the product of a FORMULA. It is a CEREMONY and must be performed by a gentleman possessing a true sense of the artistic, a deep reverence for the ingredients and a proper appreciation of the occasion. It is a rite that must not be entrusted to a novice, a statistician, nor a Yankee. It is a heritage of the old South, an emblem of hospitality and a vehicle in which noble minds can travel together upon the flower-strewn paths of happy and congenial thought.

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