Many Brightsiders made homemade wine, while others broke the law selling whiskey or ‘moonshine.’ Of the latter practice, stories reveal that many informal establishments - kitchens, basements, dens, and parlours – existed where a person, could duck in for a quick drink, like some drinkers did during their lunch break or after work.
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Your father used to make the wine, eh?
Your dad, he used to make it in the basement. And we used to test it out down there. Remember?
We used to test the wine in the basement.
Yeah. And then you guys used to come in and drink it.
Yeah. You and me. Yeah.
And get stupid.