Peter’s 21st birthday

On a more entertaining note than my last entry:

When Peter was 20, he was a regular at a local bar–presumably he had a fake ID, or else he looked old enough that the bartender didn’t check.

On his 21st birthday, he went to the bar and told the bartender, “Buy me a drink–it’s my birthday!”

The bartender said, “Congratulations! How old are you!”

Peter said, “21!”

I don’t remember if there was more to that story. (Somehow a bunch of these stories I’ve been writing up turn out not to quite have punchlines when I finish writing them up.) I think the bartender winced, but bought him a drink anyway.

One Response to “Peter’s 21st birthday”

  1. Dobe

    It might be reasonable to think that he was in Seattle by then, but I’m not so sure of Peter’s early-20s timeline. (That would be a project for this site…)

    One hangout that he always told me about (from early 60’s) was a tavern just off the 45th freeway exit a half block toward U Way. It was, and, as far as I know, still is, known as The Blue Moon. It’s a landmark.

    BTW, I was living at the GO Dojo in Seattle, in about 1986, only a block from The Blue Moon.


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