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Tending Bar in Lanesboro--LaVonne Draper

As told by LaVonne Draper
Lanesboro, Minnesota

Story Narrative:

LaVonne Draper used to be a bartender in Minnesota. She tells a short story about a man who liked to drink white wine.

"I'm a bartender, I used to be anyway. We had a gentlemen who came in that was woo-hoo, you know, and I knew he was. He liked to drink white wine, so whenever he came in, and he was having fun anyway, so I served him win in a glass. He'd have two drinks, and after that I'd fill it up with water. Well then he said, 'God! That's the best stuff I've ever had. Give me another one!' So, I gave him another one, and he praised it again, but he still paid the $3 for it!"

This story was collected as part of a collaborative effort to record, gather, and share stories about small-town America. Listen to other stories recorded by storytellers from Lanesboro, Minnesota, for the "Be Here: Main Street" project on the Be Here: Lanesboro channel.

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