Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Police Blotter

Recently Jimmy O’Hare sent me an email entitled “true story”

It seems that sometime in the late 1950's Oliver Hull sr. (my dad) was caught riding his bike after dark one night. That was about the most serious crime you could commit in Saltaire those days. It was a scandal almost as big as the Enron scandal. Oliver claimed that he was checking out the auxiliary firehouses. (he was fire commissioner). There was no fire department per se those days. He was not brought to court or anything, since they never used the court back then. They didn't have village police either. I think he was caught by mayor Ludlow or some other village father.

Upon hearing this I told jimmy, Hell, that's nothing. My father was fired as Fire Commissioner by Mayor Ludlow for stealing the fire truck and going bar hopping in Ocean Beach all night. Of course Mayor Ludlow had to take him back on the following year because no one else would take the job


1 comment:

JOH said...

There are millions of stories in the "Naked Village" and Cosmo's story about his dad and the Great Fire Engine Theft is one of the great ones.