• Beams in My Home Town and Other Personal Stuff

    11 days ago - By Chuck Cowdery

    The Blockhouse, South Park, Mansfield, Ohio (2009) (This post, and several others to follow, will be more personal than usual and only peripherally about bourbon. You have been warned.)
    I grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, the seat of Richland County. After college I moved away but visited often while my parents were alive, so until 2010. I still have friends and family there.
    In the summer of 2019 I attended my 50th high school reunion, at which I met the spouse of a classmate who just happened to have a notable surname: Beam. "No relation," he assured me. As I told him then, I knew there had...
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