Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, April 3, 2017

135 Years Ago

Jesse James was shot to death by Robert Ford, who hoped to collect a $10,000 reward, which would be worth about a quarter-million dollars in today's money. He didn't collect all of it, but he may have gotten a piece of it.

Ford and his older brother, Charles, were indicted for murdering James, convicted, sentenced to hang and received full pardons, all in the same day.

Ten years later, Ford was shot dead for reasons that remain unclear. His killer served nine years for the murder and later was killed in a fight with a police officer.


deadstick said...

He was the dirty little coward, who shot Mr. Howard,
And laid poor Jesse in his grave...

Nangleator said...

Live by the sword...