Some time ago I read an old thread here about travel flasks.
Cowdery had one that seemed to be the best but hard to find now.
Saturday I got one just like it from my Father-In-Law.
Looks brand new.A glass 375ml bottle in a leather case.
With two tops, one for the bottle and another one that fits over the bottle top to measure a one ounce pour.
He is in an assisted living home now and my wife and her sister cleaned out his spirits and other stuff.
Nothing good to drink, the girls got some Drambuie, Irish Mist, Galiano, Chambord, B&B and even a Southern Comfort.
Some months ago he did give me a bottle of Suntory he got in Japan in the '70's and an old unopened bottle of Jameson that still had a tax stamp on it. That Jameson was better than today's version, I could taste pear and kiwi fruit.
Anyway, it's a sad situation, seeing Mike with almost no memory.
He asked me where I worked at, his attitude is good, he seems content.
I didn't mean to post all this extra stuff but Mike is one of the last of the best.
His personality and whole life was something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
Born and raised on a farm in Ohio, served in WWII, college educated via the GI Bill, Ohio State of course, nuclear engineer for Detroit Edison, helped prevent a melt down at the Fermi Plant here in MI (look it up, "We Almost Lost Detroit).
He went to work at the NRC inpecting nuclear plants in the '70's.
I remember when the problem at Three Mile Island happened.
He was living in MD just outside of DC and the next time we went down to visit it was amazing how gray his hair got in just a about 8 months since we saw him last.
I asked him was it as bad as they say, he said we almost had a China Syndrome.
I always thought he was interesting in his political views.
He was an Ohio Farmer Republican, but he thought Regan was to old to be President and he never liked the first Pres Bush(silver spoon type, everything given to him) although he voted for both. Dole was the last Republican he voted for.
well I gotta stop, work is a-waiting,...but I got a great flask, to get back on topic.