A few months ago I mentioned that I’d had a chance to talk with Roy and Catherine Fanucchi, owners of Roy’s Club in Old Town, Eureka.
I wrote an article based on some of the stories the Fanucchis shared about the history of the place and today I’m happy to say that you can find it in the Times Standard Boomer Section.
One of the stories I couldn’t fit in the article goes as follows.
During prohibition, Evo’s father Angelo would sometimes go to Napa for whiskey. He would fill the car with 5 gallon tins and cover them with a mattress. Angelo would then take little Evo and his sister Ida-and have them lie on the mattress. If they were ever stopped by officers, Angelo instructed, Evo and Ida were sleeping. Evo remembers being stopped one time and hearing his father say, “No officer, I don’t have any alcohol , but please keep your voice down as my children are sleeping in the back of the car…” The officer sent them on their way.