Goldie is Jim McCoy’s mother and the boss of the family. She is feisty and is happy to give people a smack with her cane when she feels the need. Consequently, she will not hesitate to whoop her four grown children and her eight grandchildren if they act out of line. Her father and grandfather ran moonshine together during Prohibition and transported it down the Tug River. Goldie is young at heart; loves to speed in her Mustang, which she never lets anyone else drive; and is always on the lookout for a new man. Besides her family and moonshine, Goldie also loves cooking, complaining and gossiping.