Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I ain't talkin', literally
On this date back in 1930 Frank Calibrese and his cohorts were involved in a shooting with rival gangsters and Frank was hit by five shots, one of which smashed into his mouth and cut off his tongue. His partners loaded him into their car and drove him to the house of one of Frank’s distant relatives, Dr. Edward Caselnova. Realizing he couldn't do much for him the doctor brought Frank to the hospital where police questioned him. Since he was missing part of his tongue Frank said, "Dffe msiy wrrfyy don" which translate to "Mind if I write this down." The police concurred that that would probably be the best for all involved. Frank then wrote down his name and address, the location of where he was shot and then died.