Saturday, February 12, 2011

Having carefully examined Jess Bravin's engrossing Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme, I can now say that I do belive this is the same tree that Squeaks was photographed under on September 5, 1975, having just pointed Manny Boro's Colt .45 at President Gerald Ford. It is much larger now but note the fork in the tree and the large branch on the left hand side. Also the location matches Bravin's detailed description of the event taking place 127 feet inside Capitol Park and adjactent to the corner of 12th and L on the footpath to the East Wing. Now and then California governor Jerry Brown was waiting there to greet the president: Bravin writes that Brown was not aware of the event until after their meeting. This is Panamint Patty's first post and I am afraid it's going to look weird when I hit "publish." Please don't laugh at me, Matt.