Sunday, July 22, 2012

Florida History: Police mystified ...

It seems the celebrity wannabes and lunatic fringe was thriving way back in 1948 in South Florida.

A Miami woman wrote the police saying she was coming to Fort Lauderdale and hoped the city wouldn’t put itself out for her. She explained that some people like celebrations “but I don’t, I’m patriotic.” She wanted it understood “there will be no celebration, no speeches and no write-ups in the newspapers or magazines.”

The letter was signed with a general delivery address in Miami and police never heard of the woman. They also said if any celebration was planned for her arrival they were powerless to call it off. “One thing is certain,” said an officer. “She is no politician.”

Fort Lauderdale News, Jan. 28, 1948

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