John Denver may’ve crooned ‘A Country Girl in Paris’ in 1988, but if the song resonates with anyone, it has to be Ava Gardner – the country girl from Grabtown, North Carolina who went on to become a diva. Only, she didn’t find herself in Paris. She ended up in Hollywood.
Most of us are aware of Pride Month being celebrated all over the world now. But question remains as to how many of us know why and what we are celebrating for a month. To begin with, every event or “day” that we celebrate has a story that is etched in the past. Not all of them see the pages of history textbooks that we propagate in the education system globally.
Scotland, home of the uisge beatha, is shrouded in a rich heritage of legend and folklore. There were illicit whisky brewers who distilled their whisky by night, and the whisky was called “moonshine” as it was made under the light of the moon.