Today, of course, is the 40th anniversary of "a date that will in infamy," the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But there was another significant anniversary in American history this week, and that was December 5th. On 12/5/33, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, thereby repealing the 18th Amendment and ending Prohibition.
Coincidentally, Lexi and I have been busy for the last couple weeks rounding into shape a tune I wrote a few years ago, "Who Are They?" Told from the perspective of a farm wife and mother, it's a tale of a Depression-era family's struggles not only with Prohibition, but with the Progressives' Eugenics Movement, and the U.S. government's boneheaded economic policies that ignited and then deepened the Great Depression.
Soon to be heard on our upcoming album, Keeper of the Past I.