Thursday, December 24, 2009

...egg nog

Hi. Are the stockings hung by the chimney yet? It is a blustery 23 degrees here in Chester County, PA this morning.Last minute errands and adjustments are being made by many in preparation for Santa's arrival. Don't forget to leave something for him. He will need all of the fortification that he can get. Maybe a plate of cookies or some eggnog. As most of us know, eggnog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage made with milk, cream, sugar, beaten eggs (which gives it a frothy texture), and flavoured with ground cinnamon and nutmeg; alcoholic versions also exist, but not for Rudolph. He needs to stay keen to lead the sleigh. Some cadets were keen on getting their drink on, this day in 1826. The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy began that night, wrapping up the following morning. What a party that was! It was caused by the smuggling of whiskey by three cadets two days prior to the incident across the Hudson River to make eggnog for a Christmas Day party in the North Barracks that would eventually involve more than one-third of the cadet class by the time the riot ceased on Christmas morning. A subsequent investigation by Academy officials would result in seventy implicated names and court-martialing of nineteen of the cadets and one enlisted soldier. Among the participants in the riot, though he was not court-martialed was Jefferson Davis, soon to be known as " I'll have another one Davis."
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Be smart, be safe and have a great time.
"Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty." Jefferson Davis
" Two Advil are better than one" Jefferson Davis, the following morning...