The Brandy Bar + Cocktails will be on vacation from January 16 until February 14, 2023. Again we offer the bar for special events and parties of 12 or more during our vacation, just give us a call at 828-845-0546. We will open with a belated Valentine’s day specials, so grab up that 1/2 price Valentine candy and join us for some sweet matches with brandy! The NC writers Network will resume March 15 and we will send info as to guest author and details. Also March 22 we will resume with the Songwriter’s sessions with more info to be sent. Looking forward to a relaxing cold weather vacation and hope you can do so. Please return to us February 15th for some very special “after Valentine” Specials and welcome an early Spring!
But we wanted to share a “bar story” that is fun and unique: A Funny Story Late one evening at The Brandy Bar, a mysterious visitor arrived on his Ducati motorcycle. A nuclear physicist who had been hired to help set up the new hydro electric plant at Long Shoals. He showed up with fun and fascinating tales of his childhood and life. Several of us were recounting the out-of-the- ordinary events in our lives. K.A. told us this hilarious event that happened to him. KA was a very bright and enterprising young fellow and could be depended upon to take a job and complete it. Hired by a local mortuary company to park cars at the age of 16, his ambitions became apparent, and he soon advanced in the ranks to delivering bodies from the morgue to the funeral home. One afternoon he was asked to pick up a body from a morgue about 20 miles away in the hilly mountains of Pennsylvania and deliver it to his home office funeral home. He set out and without incidence picked up the body (still in its body bag) at the morgue in the hospital and proceeded to deliver it to the local funeral home. Traveling over the first hill, KA heard some odd sounds coming from the back of the hearse which were out of the ordinary and kind of scary. The sounds seemed more pronounced when he was climbing the hills and when he descended the sound quietened. KA became increasingly alarmed about the possibility that the body he was carrying was in fact still alive. Finally arriving at the funeral home, he charges into the funeral home, frightened and asking for help. He screams that the body he is carrying is in fact alive! He has been hearing sounds coming from the body that indicated there was still life there. The funeral home staff at first seemed alarmed but then amused. They took the body in and sure enough their intuitions were right, the body was dead; but they knew the dead body held gases that expelled during uphill pressure and released during downhill. In any event funeral home staff got a good laugh at the young driver’s inexperience and our new customer was indeed a one of a kind gem. Thanks for entertaining us KA!