Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Miscellany

A couple of odds, ends and personals to start the week.

* * * * * * * *

An item sent to my mobile by son Thomas:

Betrayal, an artwork by Mario Sanchez Nevado
Nevado is a Spanish digital artist, see more of his work by clicking on the following link:

* * * * * * * *
Another item sent by Thomas:

* * * * * * * *

As a digression, here is a death pic of Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton (left to right) in the window of the undertakers after the shootout at the OK Corral. This is the only known photo of 19 year-old Billy.  

The gunfight took place in 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona.  Despite its name, the gunfight actually occurred in a narrow lot six doors west of the rear entrance to the OK Corral on Fremont Street, and also in the street. The two opposing parties were initially only about 6 feet (1.8 m) apart. About thirty shots were fired in thirty seconds. Ike Clanton filed murder charges against the Earps and Doc Holliday but they were eventually exonerated by a local judge after a 30-day preliminary hearing and then again by a local grand jury.

On December 28, 1881, Virgil Earp was maimed in a murder attempt by the remaining outlaws, and on March 18, 1882, they murdered Morgan Earp. The suspects furnished solid alibis, and newly appointed Deputy U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp took matters into his own hands, hunting them down in what came to be known as the Earp Vendetta Ride. Wyatt Earp became an itinerant gambler afterwards and died in 1929 of chronic cystitis.

Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) at age 33

* * * * * * * *

Btw, Thomas has finished his bar exams and is now awaiting the results. (Don't ask him to look at a contract though, he is purely criminal law).

These are for you, Thomas:

* * * * * * * *
Speaking of matters Earp, friend Graham is home with his new titanium hip. If anyone is interested as to what the op entails, this is it:

Mother in law Margaret has also just come home from hospital. Marg was in for a month over Christmas after needing a plate inserted for a fractured hip. On walking through the front door when returning home she fell again, this time on the other hip, but fortunately didn’t fracture it and didn’t need to go to the hospital again. 

Thinking about artificial joints, does anyone recall the Australian ad for Caltex with the old lady shopping? Funny. Click on the following link:

* * * * * * * * *

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.