Over the years, I have found several obituaries that made me chuckle. Yes, really. These are a handful that came from Monroe papers. The old harlot... The Ouachita Telegraph October 18, 1866 Page 2, Column 1 Among the lost on the Evening Star was Bianca Robbins, a woman who kept a fashionable bagnio in New Orleans. She … Continue reading And now for something completely different.
Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) February 4, 1861, Page 1 “CHEATING ROUND THE BOARD.” – A correspondent writes from Monroe, La. – Some years ago a game of poker was being played in this place. Jim C--- was in it, and during the game contrived to steal the four aces and lay them on his knee … Continue reading “There’s cheating going on.”