Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 13: A guilty pleasure

 "JACK DANIELS IF YOU PLEASE KNOCK ME TO MY KNEES YOUR THE ONLY FRIEND THERE'S HAS EVER BEEN THAT DIDN'T DO ME WRONG". -David Allan Coe


I got my first taste of this stuff when I was a teething baby. My parents would rub it on my gums to numb them. That was the 80s, you could do stuff like that. My grandmother would drink it straight from the bottle when she had a cold or sore throat and advised the rest of the family to do the same. 

This stuff was a staple in our house growing up. Now my parents werent alcoholics, they were and still are church going people. But my Dad would come home and enjoy a Jack and Ginger. At some point in time he became a Tennessee Squire. That meant that he was given a 1'x1' plot of land in Lynchburg. We took a trip when I was 15 to check out our plot. It had a little stake with my Dad's name on it. 

The Distellery was really cool, especially when I was only 15. My Dad got to go to a secret members only room and I wish I knew what they did there. We werent able to buy or drink any Jack because Lynchburg is in a dry county. We left with some cool memorabilia and great memories. When I went off to college my Dad felt I was old enough to drink so he started making me Jack and Gingers when I would come home. One day I tried it with diet coke and I was sold. Jack and Diet coke with lime became my new drink of choice. 

I say this is my guilty pleasure even though I dont feel guilty drinking it. It brings back good memories. It does provide a pleasure that some would consider guilty or wrong. I think people that dont drink have issues. 

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."- Frank Sinatra said that. 


1 comment:

Pearls, Curls, and A Southern Girl said...

love this! my parents used JD to calm me down when i was teething too! jack & diet coke is definitely one of my favorite drinks as well

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