Part of the Blogging A to Z Challenge. I’m blogging every day in April, except Sundays, thematically from A to Z. Find out more here
W is for Whoot-Whoot and Whiskey Runs. First, I just received my 20th five star review on Amazon for my paranormal suspense novel A HUMAN ELEMENT! To celebrate I am giving away a free ebook of my book! To enter to win just comment below by May 1st! I will pick a winner through random.org.
Now on to Whiskey Runs. My grandpa was a whiskey bootlegger for seven years back during Prohibition. The business of bootleggin’. A bootlegger is a person that sells illegal whiskey and a moonshiner is a person who makes the whiskey illegally.
Things got bad for folks all over especially after the Depression hit. Running whiskey from Louisville, KY to Chicago, IL was the only way my grandpa could make money in tough times.
Back then the trip to Chicago took days. My grandpa did it in a Model T Truck over dirt and rough roads. A time before highways connected our country. He did it every week from Prohibition into the start of WWII.
He always had a jug of whiskey handy for the cops that would pull him over along the way. After some time, they got to expect his run and wait for it. My grandpa was their liquor supply.
Times weren’t all bad. He was able to get work for a bit bartending at a roadhouse ‘speakeasy’. And that’s where he met my grandma.