Friday, March 15, 2013

Getting Railroaded to Eloise

Detroit Free Press, May 24, 1906

And they weren't talking about no interurban! If some of you ladies drank too much cupcake wine back a hundred years ago you'd been sent to the drunk tank and threatened with Eloise time. Hell, maybe even shackled at the hospital to save you from yourself. Kind of like the Bloomberg rule for drunkards.

Apparently though you had to be a severe wino to be sent as a man as Mrs. Connelly sternly attested to. Her testimony was rewarded by the Free Press with a biting rebuke, attributing to her the characteristics "of average refinement and intelligence." At least she avoided Eloise.

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