Friday, March 18, 2011
MOONSHINE TO QUINCH THE DEVIL'S THIRST
Well, folks , an exotic aroma floated through the book stacks at the City Lights Bookstore this past Saturday when the theme, "Moonshine," not only produced a few local citizens who had more than a passing knowledge of how that celestial juice was brewed. Between testimonials, the Sweet Potato duo held forth and Steve Brady gave a presentation of the connection between NASCAR and moonshine. Lloyd Arneach was there, too, to add a Native American touch to the proceedings. There was even a few reverent references to "Thunder Road" and the nostalgic past when mountain boys could still supplement their income by driving a car to Atlanta and leaving it in the Grady Memorial Hospital parking lot. Although there were a few veiled references to the possibility of a "raid," that never happened...although the local law enforcement did drive slowly by several times and peep through the windows.