Surviving the Fed’s Depression

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Mike, my maternal grandparents survived the worst of the Depression by making and selling booze. They made dandelion and fruit wines, then in the  NH winters, put the partially filled bottles under their little house, and poured off what did not freeze. The resulting drink could be trusted by customers as safe, delicious, and high-octane. My uncle had an overcoat, adorned inside by my grandmother with little pockets for bottles, that he would wear on sales calls.

12:26 pm on November 13, 2012