When The Wife and I were in school (class of '62) the drinking age in NY was 18. The weather in St Lawrence County . . . 9 months of snow and 3 months of bad skiing. Clarkson is 13 miles from St Lawrence. We spent many a 10 below afternoon in a warm tav nursing a $1 pitcher of beer and doing homework. Where do young people go these days to socialize, be alone, study . . . ? (Back then there were ashtrays in the library <G>.) My youngest would meet her friends in a Denny's but the staff would ask them to leave for not buying enough food. Hard to nurse a cup of coffee for 2 hours.