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TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – GARRY ARMSTRONG

June 18, 2017

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Isn’t it too early to be drinking? by Garry Armstrong

I heard these lines recently in a movie. They made me laugh.


“Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” he said.
“No,” she said. ” I’m awake.”

The line had stayed with me many years after the laughter faded, replaced by memories of work, reporters, bars, and pubs from New York to Saigon.

As a reporter, I covered Presidential politics from 1962 to 2001. From JFK to Bush, Jr. As a newbie reporter, I saw veteran correspondents fueling up with multiple Bloody Marys as we began our day on the political or campaign trail. I was impressed. During my rookie year, I summoned up enough courage to question one famous reporter who had begun his career working with Edward R. Murrow. He was on his third Bloody Mary — in one 10-minute period.

“Isn’t it too early to be drinking?”…

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  1. Garry Armstrong permalink

    Sandy, thanks for the reblog. Here’s looking at YOU, Kid.

    Sandy is not my name, Sand Knob was the name of the knoll the house I grew up in was on….

    Karin Noren

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