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"First, you take a drink,
then the drink takes a drink,
then the drink takes you."
              F.S.K. Fitzgerald 


Family album snapshot of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and his wife Zelda
sitting outside on lawn at her mothers home, January 1921. 
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Ftizgerald, a graduate of Princeton University and the author of "The Great Gatasby" is among the greatests American writers. His wife, Zelda Sayre (1900-1948) or his "golden girl", was from Montgomery, Alabama and the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court Judge. Since college days, Scott was a severe chronic alcoholic and died from heart disease. Zelda perished in a fire at the Highland Mental Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Their grave is in the St. Marys Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland.


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