Tales of the Midwest: Acquiring Alcohol at Eighteen

Jim Dee
Jim Dee
Oct 5, 2017 · 7 min read
Photo atop piece is adapted from “Budweiser Beer” by Mike Mozart (Flickr, Creative Commons).

Once a man has tasted creative action, then thereafter, no matter how safely he schools himself in patience, he is restive, acutely dissatisfied with anything else. He becomes as a lover to whom abstinence is intolerable.

~ Jean Toomer

In college, acquiring booze was so easy, it’s not even worth discussing. But, in high school — at least for our crew — the job usually required a bit more creativity. I’d considered many options and schemes back then. One I dreamed up (but never actually tried) involved theater tricks — adding baby powder to your hair to make it appear grey, etc. No one would card an old man, I figured. However, I thought it might be a stretch at the time (and so never actually tried it). But, given the advancements in plastics and various techniques, I would think that today’s eighteen-year-old might actually stand a chance at pulling off something with this method.



Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

Jim Dee

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Jim Dee

Web guy at ArrayWebDevelopment.com; author of books & blogs. See: JPDbooks.com.

Hawthorne Crow

Tales, rants, observations — blog of Jim Dee, long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, bandanna wearer.

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