Punch the button to make the three-dimensional door close, becoming a shelf for other kegs. Thus the “speakeasy” from Mr. Stanley Garland’s old livery station is hidden.
The “speakeasy” – an unlicensed saloon – was the term used by a newspaper in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1889. (Wikipedia) The speak easy was so called because news of the saloon was kept secret or only whispered because of prohibition.
Mr. Garland’s secret sin caught up with him. He died in a ditch where he fell on a very cold night, It was three generations before one of his male descendants died sober.
PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
This post is submitted to Rochelle in response to her 100-word picture prompt challenge. This post is a 100-word mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Here https://rochellewisoff.com/2021/12/15/17-december-2021/