Didn't write last night because my body shut down around 8pm. I did awake around 3:00am this morning. I had been corresponding with someone last night about the Twelve Tribes, those crazy religious people who spirit away gullible, naive people and, among other things, turn them into veritable slaves. I am of the belief that they kidnapped a Nova Scotia man some time ago, if not more than one person. One of my better true crime articles in Frank was about this story. There may be some copies left at the Frank Bunker, so if you are interested, contact my editor.
Anyway, when I woke up this morning I clicked on the links he had sent me whilst I was asleep. They were links to old tv shows/newscasts featuring the Northeast Kingdom Community Church/Twelve Tribes. A couple of them were from the old Journal series that ran on CBC television throughout the 1980's and well into the 1990's. Keith Morrison was the co-host, and he has been at NBC for a long, long time now.
Parts of the broadcast were about the church's attempts to establish a colony in Nova Scotia, Barrington Passage. I know they were in Berwick, and knew something about Barrington Passage. I am not sure where else those crazy bastards were when they were in the province.
I watched those videos on my phone. It was pushing 4am. I had seen them away from Patricia so I didn't disturb her, luckily. But by that time, it was hard to fall back asleep. I found a way.
This morning, Patricia had a class about seeds. I spent that time at the archives researching some future true crime stories for Frank. Didn't find that much. I need to spend a full day there digging through more newspapers on microfilm than I was with less than two and a half hours today.
Afterward, we grabbed some lunch and then went to Chapters in Bayers Lake. It was getting busy there, so we returned home. I printed off here the articles I had downloaded to usb at the archives. I think it costs money to print off stuff at the Archives, but you can write to a thumb drive at no cost.
We watched all six episodes of that CBC production, Pure. It was shot in the province during the Summer and Fall. A ridiculous story line. It's about a community of Mennonites who get involved in the drug trade. For some reason, Rosie Perez shows up from time to time to deliver the world's worst Texan accent.
Also watched the pilot for "Taken", which was another Canadian-shot show. I think I can spot a Canadian-shot show. It looks cheap. The story lines are goofy. And everybody looks cold. The CW shows that film in Vancouver try to overcome those qualities, but do not always succeed.
Clocks go forward tonight. With all the clock radios in the house, that is a major undertaking. Think I will get started.
See you tomorrow.