Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Alcatraz Island Prison Escape Suspense

We all know about the notorious prison in the Alcatraz Island. It is located in the San Francisco Bay. It was supposed to be the toughest prison in the world. It housed America’s most dangerous and difficult felons. It was closed as a prison in 1963 and now a tourist attraction.

Since it is located in the chilly waters of San Francisco Bay, it is believed no one successfully escaped from this prison. There were more than a dozen attempted escape.
One such attempted escape was made in to a movie “Escape from Alcatraz” starring Clint Eastwood. This is a 1979 movie dramatizing the 1962 attempted escape.
In 1962, 3 prisoners Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin made an extensive plan to escape from the prison and swim across the chilly waters. On the night of June 11, 1962, these 3 prisoners escaped from the Alcatraz.
Did they reach the shores? No one knows. It is believed they were drowned or eaten by the sharks. No bodies were found.
No one heard from any of these 3. Until now.
San Francisco police received a letter in 2013. That letter was released only last week. In that letter, a person claiming to be John Anglin (one of the 3 escapees) says that all 3 of them successfully made it that night. He also wrote:
"If you announce on TV that I will be promised to just go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention I will write back to let you know exactly where I am.. "I am 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer."
The U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI investigated this letter.  They said the results were deemed "inconclusive".

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Blog Post 400

This is my 400th Post.

I started blogging in June 2009. I also took a leave of absence for two years.

I want to dedicate this post to my greatest fan and severe critic. Today happens to be the second anniversary of her passing away - my dearest wife, my Life's Life, Lalitha.

May she rest in peace.

Nenjam Marappadhillai
Adhu Ninaivai Ishakkavillai

The heart does not forget
It did not lose the memories

Friday, January 26, 2018

Someone is Local

You know someone is local in the following cities:
Seattle – He walks in the rain with only a hoodie. It rains all the time in Seattle. If you walk in the rain with an umbrella you are not local.
Salt Lake City – He drives around business as usual in heavy snow. If you are afraid to drive in the snow you are not local.
New York - He says "the city" and expects everyone to know that this means Manhattan.
San Francisco – He says “Bay Area” and expects everyone to know that this means San Francisco Bay Area.
Chicago – He describes things as big huge. I got big huge slice of pizza.
Los Angeles = He believes Mexican food is a dietary staple.
Dallas – He drives a pick up truck which is always empty.
Las Vegas – He feels chilly when the weather is 90 (that is 32.22 celsius)
If you know of a city where you can easily recognize a local, please write to me.