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Books that shaped America

"There is only now and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion."

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Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough....Ernest always had death as the ending...I guess that is really fitting when you think about it.

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Death in the Afternoon~ Invented by Ernest Hemingway ~ Absinthe, Champagne and a sugar cube #cocktail #recipe #drinks

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Death in the Afternoon;Hemingway's original instructions were: "Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly." Replace absinthe with Pernod/Ricard.

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I've read so many Hemingway biography's and so many of his novels, and short stories ... and just things about his life, as well as his death (I have the book, "Final Drafts") ... so I can actually find the irony in this statement. sigh!

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