Ok, only one guest and it seems maybe Scotty doesn't know who died on Lake Weir. A little History lesson on a old Americana criminal history.
Ma Barker died with Freddie, her son, in a famous four-hour shoot-out with the FBI at a hideout cottage in Florida on Jan. 16, 1935 in Lake Weir. Ma was manning a machine gun and ended up with one to three fatal bullets in her, according to various accounts. That's the FBI and Hollywood story. The counterversion has Ma stopping only one bullet--compared to Freddie's 14--and then committing suicide, while an embarrassed FBI took it from there. George Barker, who had left the family around 1927, buried Ma and Freddie in Welch, Okla. Of his wife and sons Barker later said: "She never would let me do with them what I wanted to."
History lesson over.
And for you northerners out there. Here in Florida right now, 10 PM, it is 32Âº
Please stop blowing that cold down this way. Vlap, Scotty and I are going to have to wear long pants and shirts tomorrow.