"We had our booze. You know, going down here to the auditorium, you couldn't go in there and buy a drink or anything. So, we'd always take it with us. And then we'd go back to the car and spike it with 7-Up or something like that, or Squirt, whatever. Anyway, we'd always take our little bit of bourbon with us.
     "But the thing of it is in bottling it, you know, and then pretty soon the darn thing would blow up, hit the ceiling. [Laughs.] Corks would come off the bottles. Good grief."

Mildred Opitz on Booze during Prohibition

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