Tag: Bar Fights

Memories: Days of Wine and Roses

 

My mom and dad grew up around moonshine whiskey and home-brewed beer in Oklahoma, a dry state at the time. Liquor may have been illegal, but of course there was still plenty of it sloshing around. In fact, in one of my first memories —I can see it clearly even now, seventy-five years later— I was sitting with my sister in the backseat of our 1939 Nash Ambassador while my dad drove down a dirt road looking for a moonshiner he had heard about.

That kind of environment, unhappily, produces more than its share of problem drinkers, among whom I count most members of my family, aunts and uncles included.

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“Oh, I liked the book better.” “The movie was better than the book.” Yes, we hear that all the time. We say it all the time. We just can’t help it. Any time a book is adapted into a movie or vice versa, we immediately begin to compare. It makes sense, really. Any time you […]

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