Posts tagged: cocktails
It is one of those nights when you look something up on Wikipedia, and then you click on one of those blue words to learn more about it, and then on another little blue word, and soon you’ve forgotten the first thing you looked up, but you’ve learned a lot in the process. Tonight I was learning about drinks, and specifically cocktails, when I found this bit of info:
It’s worth mentioning that the site of the first cocktail party still stands. In 1924 the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis bought the Walsh mansion at 4510 Lindell Blvd., and it has served as the local archbishop’s residence ever since. Perhaps the archdiocese will be inspired to erect a plaque of some sort commemorating this essential event in American history. And why not? After all, many of the Walshes’ guests that Sunday noon had spent their morning in church.
The information was on the Wikipedia article itself, but this is a quote from the source, an article about the very fist cocktail party. Isn’t that something? My feelings for the Catholic church are not the happiest, even in the best of times, but one thing they are good for is bringing out giggles and condescending laughter from me in the wee hours of the morning,