Wednesday, December 5, 2007

More for Wednesday...

Just had this article written back in 1912 called to my attention, and couldn't help but pass it on. Crazy stuff...

"COFFEE KILLS RICH HERMIT.; Strange Death of Eccentric Old Virginian Will Be Investigated.

August 13, 1912, Tuesday
Page 18, 483 words
HARRISONBURG, Va., Aug. 12. -- Rockingham County authorities, investigating the unexplained death of George M. Nicholas, the hermit farmer of Port Republic, have discovered extraordinary affairs in the old man's life. He died last week after drinking coffee. Three others who drank with him were made desperately ill. "

The article went on to say that the Hermit was worth about $250, I know it wasn't me!

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