Happy 4th of July!!!! I promised you the story about my prized PBR bench and I thought since Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans are red, white and blue this would be perfect timing.
My father, James Lovett, loved his beer and he drank only PBR. Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer…and only in tallboy cans. He was known at the local distributor as he always picked up his tallboys personally.
The Hambrights, Kennedys, Lovetts and Smiths spent many 4th of Julys, Labor Days, and camping trips celebrating together. Yes my father’s the one holding the PBR tallboy!
One October the kids, now grown, decided to throw a party celebrating our family friendship.
We called it ye olde BB&B reunion. And in honor of dad Holly was drinking a tallboy PBR.
Over the years I have collected PBR paraphernalia in honor of my father. My favorite is an antique PBR bench found in a tiny store in Walhalla, South Carolina. My friend Robin and I were antique shopping and she said, “Kathy you just have to buy this.” It was not cheap. I tried to negotiate the price, but the proprietor would not budge. I said, “I can’t pay that for a bench.” We left the store. Robin finally talked me into going back to the store and paying full price. We did. We loaded it in her van and took it home to our porch in the mountains.
To this day I have not told Dave how much I paid for that old bench. It is priceless!
The bench has followed me to each of our mountain homes and now resides in Florida!
Even Parks likes my bench!
I decorated my mailbox for the 4th of July and decided to include a couple of PBR tallboys in the design (after seeing something similar on Pinterest. ) I think of my dad every time I look at it.
It will also participate in our community golf cart parade on the 4th!
Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July! What are you doing on the 4th? Share some stories and photos!
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.