No Alcohol, No Fun?

Merelice: We were going to give a party for a group of students we had worked with in a college theatrical production. A few weeks before, our friend Mike came over to help us plan it. When we discussed refreshments, Mike exclaimed in astonishment, "What! You're not going to have even beer? Listen, those kids have booze at all their parties. They won't have any fun at all without it. If you don't at least serve beer, the whole thing will be a total flop— a disaster."

Bette: We were stunned! Mike was right when he said these kids were used to drinking. I really started to wonder whether they would enjoy a party without some kind of alcohol.

The Demonstration I Didn't Make
June 21, 1975

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