Let me tell you a story. A friend of mine had an uncle and aunt who owned a farm. They loved to make ice cream, so they opened a small store in front of their farm and sold their ice cream, which was made from the milk that their cows produced. Everyone loved the dessert, and business was great.
One day, the uncle learned that he could make a lot more money selling booze from the back of his store. He started his new economic endeavor, to the chagrin of his sister. One night, the store burned down. He could never prove who did it, but it certainly appeared that his sister had put him out of business. To her dying day, she never confessed…….
Family stories are such fun. I hope you will take the time to chat with your older relatives and find out what interesting experiences they have had. You never know when you might find a bootlegger or two in your family tree!