I was 10 when the 18 amendment was enforced it said the US is “sober” this made my parents very cross because we lived in three rooms above a bar we run. The bar ws shut down and my father tried to change the bar into a cafe but no one wanted our tea so he opened a hair salon but that got closed.
Eventually dad gave up the only money we had was from mom’s job it wasn’t a lot because she was a waitress. We have barely any food. One day my father made me go to the store to get a tomato and when i was walking i saw a group of men were being arrested for having booze and there was a billboard that said vote dry in big red letters.
That night I heard my parents talking “it’s kind of sketchy.”
“It will get us money fast plus it’s easy!”
“Where will you keep it?”
“Under the bathroom floor.”
I didn’t know what on earth they were talking about so three days later i went into the bathroom and lifted the floor board. There was a big cubord filled with bottels of liquor there must have been atleast 100. I ran as fast as possible to the police station not thinkin about what would happen to my parents I told them everything. my parents were arrested and I lived in an orphanege.