The Bar Pops Pink Champagne for Richard Overton

Meet the oldest living veteran, Mr. Richard Arvine Overton, still looking good at 107 years young.  His secret?
Overton takes no medicine, except for aspirin. Instead, he smokes cigars -- up to 12 a day, he told Fox News this spring -- and drinks whiskey with his morning coffee. The secret to living long, he told the Houston Chronicle, is "staying out of trouble."

“I also stay busy around the yards, I trim trees, help with the horses," he told Fox. "The driveways get dirty, so I clean them. I do something to keep myself moving. I don’t watch television."
*nods and grins* My kind of man.

Other precious tidbits:
"He was there at Pearl Harbor when the battle ships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said. 'I only got out of there by the grace of God.' ...When the war ended, Richard headed home to Texas, to a nation bitterly divided by race. And his service on the battlefield was not always matched by the respect that he deserved at home." (Source)

~ Barack Obama, a Negro well-versed in not getting respect for service
44th President of the USA
Let me guess, Senor Presidente...some folks didn't take too kindly to your bringing this up on this most hallowed of days.
"I see the youth of today is not appreciating what those of us did who serve," Marine Corps veteran Henry Sanders said. (Source)
No, Mr. Sanders, they sure don't. The folks in Washington who triggered the longest war in American history - still going, mind you - have neither shown or taught the youth of today how to properly appreciate a citizen's service. In their minds, rich man orders poor man to fight. Poor man fights, loses a limb, maybe even dies. Rich man moves on with his life.

My point is, the Bar thanks you, Mr. Sanders. You and Mr. Overton can drink all the free whiskey you want. *nods* Amaya will be lighting your cigars this evening. As the for the like Billie Holiday, Mr. Sanders? I'm sure I could scare up a singer for the lounge....

*looks back expectantly at the Bar for volunteers*


  1. Here's to ya, Mr. Overton, and may you continue living, brotha.

    1. What an amazing man. And he lives here in Texas!

  2. Thank you Mr. Overton and all service people for what you have done.

    I personally think that soldiers and veterans need to get more than one day recognition, but that's just me.



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