Attention moonshiners — Here’s how to put your best foot forward
My fascination with moonshine started about a week after my wife and I moved to North Carolina. Popcorn Sutton was in the news, so I Googled his name to get a little more information about the man.
I was stunned to learn that Popcorn and I were the same age. I remember reflecting on this fact when I next looked in the mirror — surely the years had been a lot kinder to me than Popcorn. But then again, there is no doubt that he had a much more colorful life than I, albeit troubled and controversial.
When Popcorn met his untimely death, I was disappointed, to say the least. Through some new acquaintances, I was getting close to a face-to-face meeting with the man. As it turned out, I became the lone/volunteer representative from The Mountaineer covering his funeral.
It was a sad day for the ...