Identical twins made successful moonshiners

People often ask where writers get their ideas. The answer is “everywhere.” Here’s one specific example:

58855f01ccec8-image

I read this marvelous article in the Richmond newspaper about twin brothers who made moonshine in the 1950s and 60s when it was illegal in Virginia. Being identical twins helped when they reached a courtroom, because witnesses couldn’t identify the accused for certain. Which brother was it? They couldn’t say for sure. That gives me a good idea for a plot device: having identical twin bootleggers beat the rap because no one could tell them apart. Read the whole article here:

http://www.richmond.com/life/bill-lohmann/article_ab06ec1e-04a9-5914-8d81-82e6a71a9d64.html

58855f3141ae4-image

Advertisements
Published in: on January 28, 2017 at 1:13 pm  Comments (1)  
Tags: , ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://marymiley.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/identical-twins-made-successful-moonshiners/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. I find this extremely interesting, having identical twin sons who are alcoholics. Great story, as always. I love reading what you write!


What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: