May 29, 2017
There was an article in yesterday’s Post-Dispatch about a St. Louis mansion that hosted the first recorded cocktail party, in 1917. Seven years later the property was sold to the Catholic Church. Since then, seven archbishops have lived there, and Pope John Paul II stayed there in 1999. Since John Paul II has been canonized, that means the place that held the first cocktail party has also housed a saint.
Holy Cocktail Party, Batman!