I had a hilarious laugh when someone called the matter to my attention that the word “MOONSHINE” was in my blurb of “The Tree.”
No, there was no illegal liquor stills in young Ana’s room. Moonshine is an old way of saying moonlight. You find it lots in older literature. Well, at least it will get people’s attention. LOL!
Seriously thus, the word hasn’t always meant what the Appalachian and deep south moonshiner forced it to mean. They distilled at night as to why they were called moonshiners.
During Ana’s time there’s something illegal far more destruction than “Moonshine” But if there were a tab bit in the room I’m sure Cooter would drink it all from her.