Bourbon on ice / Roads on ice

After the winter blast from yesterday, we were hit with some nice after shocks of freezing rain and slow melting snow.  Back in the days, these days would have been cherished moments of leisure and movie watching…but today was about ice sledding with my boy and daring him to do crazy things.  He’s a risk taker and i’m a risk pusher, not the best way to be when you’re a dad…but it makes a good balance that keeps us on our toes.

One of the joys of these last 30+ hours of snow and ice is that i’ve been able to engage in some late afternoon adult beverage drinking.  Now, i do like beer and we have a ton of options here in Portland, but i’m more of a whiskey or bourbon kinda guy.  Beer makes me feel fat and tired, while whiskey makes me feel happy and full of life!  I have a couple of brands that i really like to drink regularly…Four Roses Small Batch and Bulleit Rye to name a couple.  My favorite though is Elmer T. Lee.  A few months ago my beautiful wife was persistent enough to track down a bottle which i’ve slowly sipped on…until today!  Apparently, it’s a difficult find and people like to hoard their cases or bottles…kinda like what some card collectors do i guess?  It helps keep the interest up and at time drive the price up…boys like to collect and save things.  Elmer T. Lee was a Master Distiller and is well known to most bourbon aficionados, i’m no aficionado at anything but i do know what i like, and i like me some Elmer T. Lee!  Now, i just need to track down another bottle.


As time has allowed, the scanning has progressed on a couple more cards in between sled runs and naps at our house.  The first card up for your visual pleasure is the 1957 Topps dual pick of Leo Elter.


I don’t imagine Mr. Elter is much of a leaper, but he sure looks like he’s ready to put you in a special car today…what i gotta do to get you’s and your family in this Lincoln Town Ka!  I don’t know if that’s he really talks, but he looks like a tough dude from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is #11 of eleven children.  He also played with a broken hand during the season, although the cartoon shows a guy in a full arm cast…i don’t know, maybe that’s how they did it back then?


Next up is a pennant card from the 1959 Topps set.


The Super Bowl has been around for what seems like forever that i often forget that there were championships prior to the big game…nice to see the Redskins World Champs notes for 1937 and 1942 to go along with the Super Bowl victories in 1982, 1987 and 1991…we can forget about the L’s they took in those championship/super bowls.

I’ve got a few items i need to catch up with as far as scanning goes, but i’m hoping to post something soon.  Got a nice weekend planned and hope to have some fun tales to share after Sunday night.  Thank you for reading and hope you have enjoyed the posts!

So, thinking of and drinking of whiskey…here’s some great music to go along with a neat glass of Elmer T. Lee.