Bill had done time in a tiger cage in Vietnam and a state prison for manslaughter. He had amazing blue eyes, and his favorite drink was called the Landmine, which consisted of a shot of tequila loaded with Tabasco sauce. That was nearly the fanciest drink I ever poured in Memories. It was a beer bar whose top-shelf brand was Corona. Four beers on tap, two of them Old Style and Old Style Light. Most of the mixed drinks were of the 7-and-7 or screwdriver variety. And I poured a lot of whiskey.

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