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Richard in Cincy

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Posted to Thread #30173 at 2:06 am on Mar 19, 2018

those of y'all not from around these parts probably don't realize the next big city you get to up-river on the Ohio River from Louisville and Churchill Downs is Cincinnati (The Southernmost Northern City). Mark Twain lived here for a while. Our sister city to the south is Lexington, home of Henry Clay, Jefferson Davis, Mary Todd Lincoln, the Hunt-Morgans, and the Breckenridges. That is how close we were to the Confederacy. 80 miles between Cincinnati and Lexington.

We eat all the Kentucky foods on Derby Day and sip our mint juleps. The first week of May the mint is jumping out of the garden for the juleps and we know how to freeze our sterling julep cups to get the proper frost.

I have been to so many Kentucky Derby Parties that I cannot keep track of them. Always Boring. But the ones in Lexington at the Bluebloods? That is when you've scored.

I played in the Lexington Philharmonic when I was an undergraduate at the Cincinnati Conservatory, I went to some major parties in Lexington!

The Bourbon flowed, the waiters had a tan and wore white gloves (I kid you not), the central hall tables were laden with delectable Kentucky specialties (have you ever tasted a true Kentucky Beaten Biscuit and Kentucky Ham with Bourbon Mustard???)

And I always managed to end up with the help in the kitchen for the after party.

Enjoy the time George! Kentucky is another world!!!


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