It is still considered the Crime of The Century by many even though it happened way back in 1932. Most can recall that Charles Lindberg, the father, had been the first aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927 and took an amazing 33.5 hours to accomplish said feat.
Being quite famous and handsome to boot, he was America’s darling. Much like Ol’ Dutch is today, I suppose, less the famous part.
Living in the limelight had an impact on poor Charley and he was leaning left toward Nazi Germany ideology while fathering children across the globe also with German women – a scandal to be sure.
But the story really begins with the birth of his son here in America to his wife and himself. The baby was sickly and probably not what the hero had imagined so when the child came up missing all kinds of conspiracy theories abounded about Lindbergh’s possible motive and role in the child’s kidnapping and death.
In a story that gripped the nation, they finally found a guilty party or stooge (whichever you care to believe in) and executed the man ending the saga but not the questions. The phrase “Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby” became synonymous with anything with any measure of doubt attached to it.
Of course we have had a ton of these arise down through the years and there are always those who insist on different versions of the same story with conspiracy overtones riding high.
Different theories about such things as, did we actually land on the moon, who killed JFK, what happened to the Roswell UFO, is there a secret city under the Denver Airport, is Elvis alive and hundreds of others, including the more recent scandal and death of Jeffrey Epstein.
Being lied to so much by the media and government gives rise to believing they could be hiding a lot from us and even Ol’ Dutch has his doubts about some of the more famous ones like Bigfoot.
With hunting season approaching and walking in the forest in the dark of the morning and evenings, sometimes it feels like I am one step away from finding Bigfoot and reaching international immortality. It’s dark up there folks and in a past column I did mention the one I saw with a banjo in Creede. (Now that’s a story).
But anyway, poor Miss Trixie must listen to my almost daily tirade about one cover up after another. And I can see from her response that the wool was pulled over her eyes long ago when she drank the Kool-Aid of docile population complacency.
Not to be overshadowed by those government cover-ups, we have our own conspiracy right here in our own RV park. For it seems that we are missing about 10 pounds of fish for our fish fry. And not only that, it’s missing from a freezer that is locked up tighter than the gold in Fort Knox.
There is probably nothing more important around retired folks than the fish fry’s, pot lucks, community dinners and free hotdogs found at grand openings so this is major news around here and not to be taken lightly.
Theories abound from it being an inside job, being shorted by the butcher, freezer burn and shrink-age, midnight pilfering, late night snackers, and of course aliens and Bigfoot.
While many tend to lean toward the sane and obvious conclusion that pilferage has occurred, Ol’ Dutch likes to think that maybe, just maybe strange forces are at work among us and for some reason they like catfish nuggets.
To believe otherwise dooms a person to a life dull with reality and boring conversations as there is just so much you can say about a thief and so much more you can say about aliens.
And when in doubt do what Ol’ Dutch does and make up your own story. The greatest propagandist ever Joseph Goebbels said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” And boy oh boy do we ever have that going on today. If you don’t believe that, come to our 3 p.m. coffee and listen to the chatter.
Short reminder that Pickin’ And Grinnin’ sing-along will be held at the Chapel of The South Fork 5 p.m. on Monday the 26th. If you come, you’ll get to hear the latest up-to-the-minute information on the great mystery of the fish nuggets as well as enjoy some great singing, fun and refreshments.
Kevin Kirkpatrick and his Yorkie, Cooper, fish, hunt, ATV or hike daily. His email is [email protected] Additional news can be found at www.troutrepublic.com or on Twitter at TroutRepublic.