Today marks the 100th anniversary of Carrie A. Nation’s death. Who, you ask.
Carrie Nation was a temperance advocate in pre-prohibition America. In the early part of the twentieth century, Carrie was so much against alcohol she could be found destroying entire bars with her coveted hatchet. Later, she marketed mini replicas of her hatchet as souvenirs for her fans and even wrote a newspaper titled The Hatchet. Gary Paulsen eat your heart out.
Her vandalism became widely known and bar patrons began to use the slogan “All Nations Welcome But Carrie.” Clever! In the course of ten years she was arrested close to 30 times for her “hatchetations” as she came to call them. This bitch is crazy! Anyway, she’s gone and we have beer. SO, cheers?!
Tonight raise a pint to Carrie, if for the very least, to honor her perseverance.