Monday, August 23, 2021

Post 4055 - Monday Night Nothings


I did nothing today. I slept in. Unusual for me at this time, I took a long nap in the afternoon. We ate leftovers for dinner.

Here it is, pushing midnight. I have spent the last hour or so lining up my next cold case article. I have narrowed it down to a couple of possibilities. Regardless, I will have to go to the archives to research them. Maybe I should book more than one visit. 

I have also been conversing with a source about a well known unsolved murder in this province. 

Nothing in life is easy. I will eventually run out of such articles to write about, at which time I suppose the series will end. Of course, I had no idea that I would still be writing this series five years after I started it, and after more than 60 articles. Most people who have done a series about unsolved crimes in Nova Scotia, or anywhere else, crap out after maybe six parts. So I should be proud of that accomplishment if nothing else.

I think I have solved one unsolved murder. I am pretty sure I have solved the mystery as to why Frank Johnson killed himself and his daughter in 1943. Tina Marie Barron's case had been forgotten by nearly everyone, likely even her own family, until I wrote about it and asked the police why Tina's case was not registered with the province's rewards for major unsolved crimes program. A month later, it was added to the list. There have been other small victories along the way.

I just don't know if the series matters to anyone other than me, my editor and my relatively few readers. 

Nothing lasts forever.

On that happy note, I think I will turn in. We plan to go on a Valley day trip on Tuesday.

See you then.


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