Thursday, April 09, 2009

Historic Site No. 22


Waverly, Minnesota                                                                                             1975

Or so the sign said. It was just an old tavern in a storefront. The pickled turkey gizzards on the counter may have had historical significance, but the beer was fresh, cold and American. A pool table, some locals, and the four of us from the city out in "Green Acres", it became the place to be on a rainy fall afternoon. It was the home town of Hubert Humphrey, LBJ's VP and then Minnesota senator. He didn't drop in. We had our beers and shot the breeze, a good day wasted. A wasted good day.

It may not have been culture, but it was someplace.

By Professor Batty



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