[Ads-l] _Mother's milk_ "German beer"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 6 21:57:14 EDT 2016

Subject-line of a letter to a military "alumni association":

"[78thASA] _Mother's Milk_ - Berliner Kindl"

The 78th U.S. Army Security Agency Special Operations Unit was station in
Berlin and _Berliner Kindl_ was one of the local brews. "Mother's milk" was
the common term for German beer, in general. It was applied to Löwenbräu,
the first time that I heard it used, in 1961.

Some may recognize _Kindl_ as the source of "[Kris] Kringle."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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