The “Moonshine” House

During our trip to the mountains last weekend, we drove by this old ramshackle house.

old house vignette 10-27-2013 1-23-58 AM

We passed through this same area last year on our annual fall foliage trip. Marshall was with us then, and we both caught a glimpse of the house and noticed that clothes were hanging on a clothesline all along the porch.

A few miles later, we stopped at an antique shop. While there, Marshall recognized a print for sale of the old house….. with clothes hanging on the line. He inquired about the print, and was told that local legend has it that if clothes are hanging on the line, there’s moonshine available for sale.

No clothes were on the line last weekend;  but I couldn’t help but wonder if there’s a hidden meaning to smoke from the chimney? Nah, probably just trying to warm that old house.

~These Days Of Mine~

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17 responses to “The “Moonshine” House

  1. Oh I love that moonshine tale….probably true and that smoke you saw? I bet shortly thereafter some laundry appeared on the clothesline! HAHA

    Pam

  2. Oh my that looks like a scene from a movie. Let your imagination go as it zooms in on the stories. What a drab looking house but colorful history. Interesting post, Dianna.

    • I’m sure that old house is a challenge to live in, especially in the winter. But it’s SO picturesque! There’s a little creek that runs between it and the highway.

  3. Perfect illustration for a Halloween blog. Sorry you and JR could get any moonshine! LOL!

  4. Great story.

  5. Really!! That is the coolest house. Someone really lives there? It is a bit spooky in the picture. Great for today! Pam.. 😆

  6. Love that old house. There were lots like that in our neighborhood in WV. The people in them had as much character as their houses!

  7. oh, that’s too cool! sneaky!

  8. Well, THAT is something! That old house is sure interesting…in more ways than one. 😉 It’s also just a bit spooky looking, perfect for Halloween.

  9. Such a great picture- I’d say one of your best… And a good choice for Halloween; this house in this setting during this time of year is very haunting 😉

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a wonderful old house to capture around this time of year. Your picture is perfect!! I too zoomed in (which I love to do with all your pics) and saw lots of things handing on the outside walls and sitting on the porch, One of your best,Dianna,!
    H A P P Y H A L L O WEEN M Y F R I E ND

  11. I guess you missed your chance! LOL

  12. Ha! Love this story….so glad Marshall inquired about the print 🙂 I agree with Pam….I bet that smoke meant clothes would be on the the line shortly!

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