I HIRED A GENEALOGIST TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON MY AUNT'S MURDER OF 1927 IN WEED, CALIFORNIA.  IT TURNED OUT THAT SHE WAS MARRIED TO THE FELLOW THAT KILLED HER IN DECEMBER 1926.  I WAS ALSO SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT SHE WAS AGE 23 AND HE WAS 24.  HE WAS A PARTY ANIMAL WHERE THE PARTIES STARTED IN THE MORNING AND INTO THE NIGHT.  THERE WAS MUSIC AND LAUGHTER AND GAMBLING AND HER HUSBAND ALWAYS HAD A GUN ON HIM.  IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH SHE WAS TIRED OF HIS WAYS AND THEY STARTED ARGUING EARLY THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING UNTIL HE SHOT HER IN THE P.M.  HE CLAIMED IT WAS AN ACCIDENT BUT THERE WERE PLENTY OF WITNESSES.

I WAS SENT A PICTURE OF MY AUNT'S GRAVE IN WEED BUT THE ENGRAVING NEEDS TO BE REFURBISHED DUE TO THE WEAR AND TEAR OF TIME.  MY PARENTS LEFT WEED IN THE EARLY 1920'S NOT REALIZING THEY WERE LEAVING A PIECE OF FAMILY HISTORY BEHIND.  I AM ANXIOUS TO GO THERE NEXT YEAR AND SEE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.





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