Mature bartender wears many hats

April 20, 2009 5:32:53 AM PDT
Josie Paraganian has to be part shrink and part entertainer.

And the 85-year-old pours shots, too.

She's a bartender in Racine, Wisc.

She not only keeps the tradition of mixed drinks alive, she also helps preserve the art of bartender banter.

She tells The Journal Times newspaper that a good bartender does more than make a drink.

She says you have to talk to your customers and respect them.

She gets high marks from her boss.

The co-owner of the Rhino Bar where Paraganian works part-time is also her granddaughter.

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