My Uncles Moonshine
I was 9 years old and I remember my uncle used to make a potion in a clear jug in my Grandmothers kitchen.
I watched him put bread crackers, peaches, sugar and water in this his jug and some days later (I can't remember how many) we would see him taking a white sheet and pouring this jug of strange liquid into another clear jug.
He would tell us not to mess with it, which as kids was the worst thing he could say because my brother,sister and I of course just had to see what it was?
So we got this small jar and dipped into the jug, but of course we heard our uncle coming and panicked. We decided the best way not to get caught was to pour the drink into the dogs water bowl.
We went out on the porch and seemed to have got away with it. My uncle was telling his friend that you can light it up to test it.
Of course the dog then decided he was thirsty and started drinking his water.
Then we started to panic, the dog was on his back making crazy sounds and we were convinced he was about to die and of course it was all our fault.
We grabbed the dog bowl out side and immediately got rid of the water and the strange potion that we had added.
We decided to throw it onto the grass after which my uncles friend threw a cigar right onto the same area.
What a sight as the grassed area went up in flames
We ran in the house in a panic trying not to say anything but of course we got into major trouble, and I can still remember the my stinging butt to this day.