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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two dead guys and a partridge in a pear tree

Was on this morning in 1928 when some early birds came to an intersection in Chicago Heights and found...a magic hat which they placed on a snowman who miraculously came to life...just kidding, it wasn't a magic hat they found but a dead body with four bullets in the head and neck.

Now I feel bad.

Here you were thinking you were going to be treated to a nice holiday story and I talk about dead gangsters...let's try again shall we? While Chicagoans were trying to figure out who was blocking their intersection on this date back in 1928, about four hundred miles away in Mount Clemens, Michigan, a trucker was hauling produce to Detroit when something off to the side of the road caught his eye. He put on the breaks. Jumping to the road he ran up and found a magic hat. He put it on the nearest snowman who then began to dance around....ok, I lied again. He didn't find a hat it was dead gangster who had been shot and then his body lit on fire.

4 comments:

Old 1811 said...

You sure know how to harsh my mellow.

Pat Downey said...

DGIS -Proudly harshing mellows since 2007.

John DuMond said...

"...then his body lit on fire."

I'm assuming that, in the spirit of the holidays, they roasted chestnuts? I mean, even gangsters need to have a Christmas party, just like everybody else.

Pat Downey said...

I suspect our right, and why bother scaring up a Yule log when you got a perfectly good dead body.