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December 30th, 2010

Lucy and Ollie

I'd like to tell you a story about love gone wrong. Don't worry, it happened in 1915. My story starts with a passage from a letter:

"Strike the chords of Life's great autoharp whenever you may, and there comes forth the wails of misery and woe commingling with those of laughter and song"
[letter of Lucy Roberson to Ollie Roberson, from the Nevada Supreme Court case of Roberson v. Roberson, 41 Nev. 276, 169 P. 333(1917)]

two crazy mixed up kids in the nineteen teensCollapse )