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  1. #1
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    I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Last Sunday after a trip to the park, I stopped by my ol' watering hole where I went about 3 times a week for 6 years. I haven't been there in probably 2 years since, but everyone greeted me with hugs and kisses. I sat down and they knew my regular... Bourbon and coke. The bartender (my favorite bartender ever) brought me this glass about the size of a dixie cup. He told me this is what they moved to, no exceptions. This was different from the pint glass drink that I was used to before.
    After I sat for a while, I started noticing that everyone there still looked the same but this time, sad and lonely, drinking on a Sunday in a bar that has rotten carpet and smelled badly. Grey box tape was holding the old bar stool tops together as well as the holes in the carpet to keep it from coming apart at the broken seems. All of the 12 inch faded tile on the dance floor was broken on ever corner with black grime in between the retreating edges. The lighting was a mix and match of brightnesses as you can tell that when a bulb went out, it was replaced with whatever was available.
    For some reason, I did not miss this place at all. It was sad. It was once a second home for me.

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2010
    North Carolina
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    the old watering hole from before is never the same for anyone
    you can't go back ya know...I tried, lol, doesn't work

    move forward and away.....if that place is as rundown as you say, good chance it will be closing it doors.....many of my old bars are gone. progress happens, even in ones life and old haunts.
    the younger generation doesn't sit in these older type bars and booze it up anymore.







  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2004
    Edwards,Missouri
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    My problem is I look in the mirror and I realize I look like my(your) old watering hole also.FarmerChick is right,you can't take the place back and you can't take yourself back,just memories are left.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    I'm just curious to know how that place looked 2 years ago, I bet it wasn't much better

  5. #5
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    May 2005
    Northern California
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Yeah Mike, I'm thinking YOU have moved on and that place just remains the same as it was. You just didn't notice it before. Here's to old haunts!
    Banking off a Northeast wind, sailin' on a summer breeze

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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    My neighborhood in Chicago has bars on the corner of darn near every block and they're all much like this.
    Yes, it's sad.

    We're given life and the choice as to how we live it. The "bar life" is squandering it all.
    Kinda like that song "Live Like You Were Dying" - our most precious gift is seconds on the clock and what we do with them. If you could poll everyone who ever passed on, I bet you'd be damn hard pressed to find a single one who wishes they had spent more time bellied up to the bar.
    "There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure..." - Twain

  7. #7
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    our most precious gift is seconds on the clock
    You arent kidding, you dont miss them until theyve come and gone too. You dont realize how fast time goes by. I know everybody sits back and ponders the question every once and a while, Where the hell did the time go?

  8. #8
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    Dec 2008
    austin,texas
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Mike what bar is this,is it in Austin?

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    its like a bus stop,keep on or stop till you drop or keep on rollin
    the burden of life..is just to see another sunset and..no giant moray eels<<<-----]:]:]:~~~~~

  10. #10
    ge
    Apr 2011
    Georgia
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Just be glad you can drink in your state on Sunday. Here is the progressive penal colony of Georgia, Sunday alcohol is illegal.
    LMAO

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2007
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Yeah, Mike, bar stayed the same. You got better, hoss.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

  12. #12
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    Cat teaches man, not everything here serves him.

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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Quote Originally Posted by hombre_de_plata_flaco
    Just be glad you can drink in your state on Sunday. Here is the progressive penal colony of Georgia, Sunday alcohol is illegal.
    Dude, you mean you don't know your local bootlegger! For when ya forget to stock up on Saturday night! LOL!
    We gotta get you hooked up! Pm me if needed, I may can help ya out. Say; "ALBANY".

    Word up friend, just buy beer. They steam the liquor seals off, water it down, and reseal 'em!
    You think I'm lieing?
    Cat knows, she don't like thinking, might Kelly Bundy out, and push out something important, like Magellan!


    Hey, if it went downhill that bad in 2 years, they musta not really had their heart into it!
    Andytowns' still kicking strong, after 40-50 years! LOL!
    Yesterday is history, tomorow a mystery. All we have is the here and now, it's a special gift. That's why we call it "The Present"

    Pity the poor agnostic dyslexic insomniac who lies awake at night wondering if there really is a Dog.

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  13. #13
    ge
    Apr 2011
    Georgia
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Thanks for the bootlegger advice, but I gave up drinking some years ago. Hangovers are much more debilitating now. I don't drink, but if I did, I would prefer Dos Equis.
    LMAO

  14. #14
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    Cat teaches man, not everything here serves him.

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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Quote Originally Posted by hombre_de_plata_flaco
    Thanks for the bootlegger advice, but I gave up drinking some years ago. Hangovers are much more debilitating now. I don't drink, but if I did, I would prefer Dos Equis.
    I do know exactly what you mean! I will occasionaly, do a few glasses, of my Blackberry Wine.
    If it taste real good that night though, well, that's been so long I bout can't remember.
    Notice at this stage, how no achohol is needed to forget things! LOL!
    Yesterday is history, tomorow a mystery. All we have is the here and now, it's a special gift. That's why we call it "The Present"

    Pity the poor agnostic dyslexic insomniac who lies awake at night wondering if there really is a Dog.

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/patharp?ref=si_shop

  15. #15
    us
    Oct 2007
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    Re: I do not miss my old watering hole (bar).

    Yeah, I'll take RedJamesCash and and LSMorgan and quote Stevie Ray--'Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock' well I'm sure all y'all know that song.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

 

 
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