Monday, October 17, 2011

When the Sun Sets the Moonshines

If my father was on Facebook, this would be his profile picuture....

Without fail, if the man is entertaining, be it in swim trunks and flip flops or a more formal affair, as was this weekend, celebrating my stepmother's birthday...

Big Dave, despite having lived years in Virginia Beach, cannot tame his inner Appalachian, and when the night grows dark, out comes Tennessee's finest - a Mason jar of moonshine.

For those of you who know a little about hootch, you've likely heard of the legendary brewer Popcorn Sutton. Somehow, Daddy still manages to get his hands on some vintage 'shine - only the best for our guests, you know. And though, for most people, it's their first taste of white whiskey, without fail they ask for a second sip.

I'm guilty of embracing this novelty when I have parties sometimes, too. Most people don't keep moonshine in their home bars, but....I suppose it's like growing up with guns. When you've always had it around, it doesn't even phase you. Unless of coures, you sip too much...


In Washington, Tennessee State Society used to host a party called When the Sun Sets the Moon Shines. Locals may have wondered where such a clever name was born. I'm oddly proud to say you can thank my father for that one.

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6 comments:

Hines-Sight said...

What a nice story about your dad.

Happy Monday!!!! I have a hard time drinking iced tea out of those glasses. I'll take my moonshine in a beer glass, please.

daphne {flip flops and pearls} said...

Set yo daddy up a facebook page girl:)

What a fun party!! I am with HS, the rim of those glasses bug me (a lil OCD, ha)!! I want the "redneck wine glass" but the rim, again.....

I haven't ever had moonshine....is it strong??

Happy Monday!!

Ashton said...

I love me some good shine! I like you keep a little bit in my house, too. Don't tell anyone.

Dee Stephens said...

I had some moonshine at the VT tailgate last year!! Potent! Glad you had fun!
Have fun on vacay! :)

Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates said...

Okay...where I grew up in N.GA was the moonshine capitol-they even have a moonshine festival. Everybody around there loves Popcorn Sutton and a lot of people still make the stuff. We have this awesome dvd of him making his "last run" lol. The South really is such a small world!

TM said...

Love this! Probably my favorite blog post yet!

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