St Clair Cemetery, Mt Lebanon, Allegheny Co, PA

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday: In the News Again?

Grandaddy's thoughts on being in the news:

"You should only be mentioned in the newspaper three times in your life:  when you are born, married and dead."

Guess he felt that way since his family kept showing up in the newspaper of the times--  allegedly as killing or being killed.  Way too much action going on in Berkeley Co, SC, during Prohibition and the making of "Berkeley Bourban."  Shootouts as the train passed, shootouts over who controlled the home style business of the time, shootouts on fence borders  ------ and on and on........

Now, if I could only find the recipe for the alleged family business!  Tis said that Al Capone liked "Berkeley Bourban" and had it shipped by train in barrels labeled "potatoes."

Ahhh, genealogy.  Gotta take the more flavorful elements along with the good.  Besides, they are more fun to talk about!

©2010 AS Eldredge

1 comment:

Tonia said...

The colorful stories are definitely the best, in my opinion.

My great-grandfather made whiskey in the North Georgia mountains. I don't have his recipe, but I do have a picture of him at his still. It's one of my favorite photos.