Saturday, August 25, 2007

What's in the brown paper bag?

It was rumored when I was a lass, that certain Baptist preachers of Lawrenceburg would stake out the parking lots of liquor stores in the seat of our neighboring county - the nearest place to buy hard spirits.

I don't know if that was true or merely a means of keeping thirsty and wayward church-goers on their toes, but now watchful ministers won't need to drive so far.

Apparently, Lawrenceburg, TN my old home town of a mere 10,000 souls is going to allow packaged liquor sales within the city limits. The resolution passed earlier this year. I guess the town fathers were tired of seeing potential tax revenues leach to nearby counties.

Hell done froze over...and nobody told me. This seemed unimaginable when I was a kid.

From the local Rotary website:

Mayor Durham gave an update on the liquor store lottery that had been held the night before at the City Administration Building. He stated that after the Ordinance for sale of liquor passed this Spring the City Commission voted to limit the number of liquor stores within the city to four stores, which is one for every 2,500 citizens in the city.

Expect scenes of depravity as demon rum and mother's ruin are loosed onto the streets of the Burg.

Personally, I'm saddened a little that I will no longer be able to truthfully tell astounded Brits that I hailed from a bone dry town and a semi-dry county.


genderist said...

You know our grandfathers have just turned over.

"John Galt" said...

Owning a package store in L'burg is truly hitting the lottery. It will be equivalent to being able to legally print money.

Anonymous said...

I thought I told you this. But Pulaski is still ahead of us--they have liquor by the drink! vm

Vol Abroad said...

It will be nice to be able to get a bottle of wine.

egalia said...

Maybe some folks need to drink in order to 'get ready for Freddy.' I know I would.

I used to visit my grandparents' farm in Lawrenceburg quite a bit, I'm not too happy with the news that Fred hails from the area.

Vol Abroad said...

Before he died, my grandfather dated?/ squired? Fred's ex-mother-in-law for many years, so for me ther was no escaping that fact.