The speaker is a 53-year-old White woman with a high school education from Gallipolis, Ohio; she was recorded in 1968.
|FW: You said that the, uh, Methodists are against drinking. Is there, um, is there any illegal liquor made around here?
Inf: There used t-, b-, far as I know there still is. Uh, out here in the hills, you never have hills without a still here or there. As far as I know there still is. I know there used to be, um, back on these side roads. Maybe they???ve quit, and, uh, re-, well now I imagine you uh, still could find it if you knew where to look. But most of those are pretty old, slick ones that-, he-, no one finds out about it unless, they, uh, usually have someone they make it for, a group [FW: Oh] that??? FW: That???s what I was wondering, is how they???d get rid of it if nobody knew about it.
Inf: Well, they have their own crowd in other words [FW: Mm]. But just anybody doesn???t know about it. An-, but of course it may be at the point now that there isn???t much of that made anymore. But I, I can remember when they???d talk about it. Every once in a while there???d be a raid, oh, yeah, you???d read about a raid every once in a while, so there must be a certain amount. I don???t think there???s so much home brew as there was back??? I can just about remember that, uh, was, I was, must???ve been in my late teens when they were still??? I remember ???em uh, raiding, eh, different ones that made it. Every once in a while you hear of someone being arrested.
FW: Was there ever anybody you knew? (xx)
Inf: Well, yes, [FW: ( xx)] that???s what I mean. It was around the neighbors, uh, out in the country. Of course I haven???t lived out in the country for a long, long time. Back since nineteen and thirty-five, which puts it over thirty-some-odd years.