Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bonnie and Clyde's grisly deaths

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

Bonnie and Clyde clown for the camera

1934 Near their hide-out in Black Lake, Louisiana, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and shot dead by Texas Rangers in a hail of bullets. Before police brought their rampage to an end, the notorious young couple had killed twelve people.

Bonnie was something of a poet, it seems, and shortly before she died, she sent the following ballad to the Dallas, Texas 'Dispatch'.

'Saga of Bonnie and Clyde'
By Bonnie Parker
You've read the story of Jesse James
of how he lived and died.
If you're still in need;
of something to read,
here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde ...
Read on at May 23 in the Wilson's Almanac Book of Days.

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