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Eddie ‘Easy Money’ Grizzwald.
Eddie Grizzwald was a latchkey kid, though the locks at home were already broken. His father was a railway man who earned his keep banging steel on the wrong side of the tracks. His mother was a little bird who’d long since flown the roost, due to all the flapping (because it’s the 20’s and flapping is a thing). He learned to change his own diaper watching paperboy newsies fold the early edition. For sustenance, stone soup. He was offered little more than a ladle’s worth of the thin broth per day. As he grew, the stone soup made him hard and he learned to adapt, acclimatize, and to grift. Bootlegging became a means of meeting ends for Grizzwald. As he had lost his leg to polio, he would actually fill a hollow boot and leg with moonshine and distribute its contents by kicking his customers in the head. They were happy to get it. Necessity and the cold streets of Calgary calloused his outlook, which Eddie transformed into charisma. He could sell ketchup popsicles to women in white gloves. His only weakness, a wicked wisecracking woman with wanderlust in her spurs, miss Betty... The two were married for a time, but until ‘death do us part?’