A cowboy came into the bar, ordered three whiskey sours and took a seat at a table. When the drinks came he drank a little out of each glass until they were gone. Then he left. He came in every week and repeated the same routine. The bartender finally asked him why he always ordered three drinks and sipped them one at a time until they were gone. He replied that he was away from home and missed his brothers. They used to always go to a bar and share drinks. So when he left home they all agreed to continue the practice. The second and third drinks represented his brothers at home. The bartender thought this was an unusual but heartwarming practice. After about a year the cowboy came in and ordered two whiskey sours and a glass of coke. Again the revised ritual went on and on until the bartender asked him about it. The cowboy explained that one of his brothers had been drafted, sent to war and killed in battle, so now he was drinking to his memory. Another year later the cowboy changed his order again, this time ordering a whiskey sour, a glass of coke and a glass of 7-Up. The bartender said, "Oh no, did your other brother die?" The cowboy responded, "No,, he stopped drinking."