Washington's Birthday, Colonial History, French 75
Monday - February 21, 1972
WOR Show Original Airing
First Line After Theme Ends
Hey, I wish I had a copy of a tape. . .
Refers to Limelight show where everyone sings happy birthday to George Washington.
Shep spends the show discussing Washington and the time period. He talks about Washington's teeth and uniform which are in the Smithsonian and his rank.
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Washington drank Madera wine which leads to a discussion of what the troops drank at the time and famous drinks of the military. The "Artillary Punch" of the Revolutionary War, the "Stonewall" from the Civil War, and the "French 75" from WW-I. The Stonewall consisted of a jigger of bourbon in a glass filled with apple cider.