New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach (at right in the jaunty straw hat) watches agents pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition in an undated photo held by the Library of Congress. (REUTERS)

New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach (at right in the jaunty straw hat) watches agents pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition in an undated photo held by the Library of Congress. (REUTERS)

Eighty-one years ago today, a constitutional amendment ended America’s experiment in helicopter parenting, when Prohibition came to a tee-totaling halt with the passage of the 21st Amendment.

I leave you to read more about the foolhardy attempt to get the country to go dry. And you may have noticed that some watering holes in Arizona are seeking to capitalize on the anniversary of the 18th Amendment’s repeal.

Here is one example from downtown Phoenix:

18th Amendment Prohibition repeal Bitter Twisted

I’m not sure if people like the drinks more, or simply the nostalgia for old-timey black & white photos.

In any case, wherever you may pull up a stool, with an alcoholic beverage or something decidely more sober, have a toast-worthy weekend.