Blue Moon Saturday Nights

May 22nd, 2010

By Larry Ennis Ben Waters was a close friend of my Grandpa Henry. They had worked together for many years in the Brook Side Coal Mines. The fact that Ben was black and Henry was white never mattered one iota. The two men fished, hunted, made moonshine, and even raised gardens together. Ben had been […]

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Springs and Lizards

October 2nd, 2009

My granddads were as different as night and day. One Irish, the other Dutch. Both had worked as coal miners and farmers. My mother’s Dutch father had also owned a herd of thirty dairy cows. My dad’s Irish father was known to make a little moonshine from time to time. So what could these fellows have […]

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Aunt Mertie’s Moonshiners

June 16th, 2009

Carbon Hill, Alabama, 1951, population about 3000, mostly coal miners and farmers. Right smack dab in the middle of the Bible belt, a fact that at times created some unique problems. Southern folks worked hard and most the time for six-day weeks. Sunday was the Lord’s day, period. Friday and Saturday nights, on the other hand, were […]

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