Monday, January 4, 2021


Some countries have official mottoes:  Dieu et Mon Droit; Liberté, égalité, fraternité; E Pluribus Unum. Some cities do, too. I've always been amused by Chicago's, Urbs In Horto, City In A Garden. Right. The beloved late columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, Mike Royko, maintained it should be Ubi Est Mea? or, Where's Mine?

I don't think St. Louis has one but this would do. We went to one last holiday lights drive-through on Saturday, this time at the big Anheuser-Busch brewery. This town has its single malt Scotch fanciers and some who can tell one vintage of Bordeaux from another. However, if we all collectively raise a glass this could be our cry.           


Stefan Jansson said...

I'll drink to that.

William Kendall said...

I think we have one, but can't recall it.

Barbara Rogers said...

We've had micro-breweries for years in the Asheville area, and have been named the beer city of the year many times, in competition with Seattle or Portland I think. But we have only about 3-4 bigger breweries...some of which are still only known locally. I'll raise a glass to SL and A-B, though I don't think I ever was old enough to drink their products till I enjoyed the ones in Tampa's A-B plant.