Started by Rix Gins, January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 14, 2021, 02:53:23 AMFrom the Library of Congress. The Rock Island Argus and Daily Union., January 14, 1921.
Quote from: WOTR on January 14, 2021, 03:11:26 AMI love the $3,000,000 of missing whiskey from the government building. I suppose this is why some of them dumped it and broke the barrels open rather than seizing it and putting it in a warehouse... It almost seems like it was purposefully done to enrich certain members of the "law."
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 14, 2021, 03:32:54 AMI was thinking that Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. was involved in it somehow. Weren't the Kennedys made rich by selling bootleg whiskey during prohibition?
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 19, 2021, 02:33:32 AMFrom the Library of Congress. The Rock Island Argus and Daily Union., January 19, 1921.
Quote from: WOTR on January 19, 2021, 02:45:03 AMThe moral appears to be that 100 years ago, all accidents were survivable. But even back then, smoking killed. *Also, I am reminded of "Digby O'Dell, the friendly undertaker?**What was it that he attended? Associations / meetings / events of "the undertakers pallbearers and ??"
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 19, 2021, 03:17:15 AMAn older brother was a mortician once. I remember visiting him a number of times. He lived in a deluxe apartment above the funeral home. Everything was normal there, tv, eats, nice views out the windows. Then he'd take me downstairs and show me the bodies. I never could figure out how he was able to sleep at night.
Quote from: WOTR on January 19, 2021, 03:46:46 AMI don't think dealing with the dead is a problem for some. [...] It is a long story- and not really suited for Bellgab. But it is not as strange as it may seem...
Quote from: Jackstar on January 19, 2021, 11:49:07 AMIt's not as strange as wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on one's back--that's for sure.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 20, 2021, 02:49:38 AM
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 20, 2021, 02:49:38 AMFrom the Library of Congress. The Rock Island Argus and Daily Union., January 20, 1921.
Quote from: albrecht on January 21, 2021, 03:04:41 PMThis is like some kind of tv show, like Murder, She Wrote or Miss Marple. Yokel Chief "well I guess he had a heart attack while milking Bessie." Visiting old lady "Uh, officer I couldn't help but notice a large hole in his chest and that his shirt bears marks that would appear to be gunpowder residue and singe marks.He also was receiving threatening messages regarding his support for dairy price fixing." Deputy Yokel "She's right boss, look at this here shell casing." Chief Yokel "Look ma'am. Thanks for your help but we might not be big city but we know how to investigate a murder." Deputy Yokel "But I though you said his heart attacked him..." Chief Yokel "that will be enough, deputy, get on the horn and get ol' Doc out there and tell him to bring his Polaroid camera. I swear if you weren't my wife's cousin I'd...."