79 Years With the Bottle
His mother put whiskey in his baby bottle. From then on, any old jug would do
MY name is Louis R. and I'm an alcoholic. I guess I've always been an alcoholic--at least I've always drunk alcohol. My mother used to put a few drops of whiskey in a bottle of warm water and feed it to me when I was a baby. And that was a long, long time ago.
I was born in Washington, D. C., on the fourth day of July in the year 1880. Rutherford B. Hayes was then President of the United States, but the first President I really remember was McKinley. The reason I remember him so well was that he once gave me a tip for watering his horse on his way back from a big celebration at the...
-- Louis R., by P. C.
Washington, D. C.