Classic Rock & Cheap Wine: A Three Dog Night Without ‘Joy to the World’ After a Trip to the Police Station
Our aging baby boomer recalls a 1972 high school prank with her girlfriends singing 'Joy to the World' in a 'stolen' Cadillac, until the joy suddenly stopped.
October 6, 2012 - 10:00 am
Dan, assuming his car had been stolen, really stolen, called the police and they went cruising the streets looking for it. We were all hauled into the police station and suddenly there was no longer any joy in the world.
Fortunately, Dan and his father did not press charges and we were all released when our parents showed up to fetch their criminal offspring.
As a result of this little Joy to the World joyride, Dan and Donna broke up and all my friends were grounded except for me. My parents figured since it was only my close friend and neighbor’s car that had been “stolen,” that meant I was not necessarily heading for a future career as a car thief.
However, my father did give me a stern talking too but the real punishment came when Dan blamed me for the entire incident and sarcastically called me a “car thief” for months thereafter.
So what shall we drink to forget this unfortunate brush with the law while remembering that early 70’s #1 hit Joy to the World?
Well, what we should be drinking is Boones Farm Apple Wine because, as mentioned in a previous post, that was the official beverage of my high school. But since just the thought of that stuff makes me gag, how about a lovely, sophisticated King Estate Pinot Gris?
Here I go again recommending another Oregon organic wine that I assume is produced by Birkenstock clad, aging hippies in the bluest of blue states.
“The palate has a soft, rich entry, nice texture, good weight and a long, lively crisp finish,” whatever the heck that means.
All I know is it washes away both the long forgotten taste of Boones Farm Apple Wine and memories of a short joy ride in an oversized Cadillac.
That is, until the next time I hear the opening line, Jeremiah was a bull frog….
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