Laysha Powers comes from Gainesville, Georgia. Not that other one. She’s quite clear about her hometown as she sets a couple of Old Milwaukees in front of Kim Foster and me.
I can appreciate the distinction. When I tell folks I’m from Kansas City, they usually say, “Oh, you’re from Kansas. It’s so flat.” Nope. I’m from the other one.
Laysha runs the Sandy Pool Bar at Elysian Fields, a lovely property on Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas. It has served as our home away from Happy Times for the past week as friends have gathered here for a reunion.
Old Milwaukee Beer became the house favorite when guests from France left some behind with Laysha. She priced it at a buck per can and since then she sells a case or two per day.
From now on, I won’t hesitate to share cheap beer with mes amies francaises.