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F_in Ray Of Sunshine
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56 minutes ago, Airehead said:

it might be everywhere.

Yeah, not all of these articles are datelined “Perdition”. And some spanned multiple locales.

There was a woman named Sophia Daney. She was one of the “Swamp Angels” - a euphemism for the poor people living in the mucklands. She was married at 13. She got in a fight with her sister, who had her arrested. She thought she was going to get sent to juvenile hall, so she tried to kill herself with morphine. Then her husband caught her with another guy and beat them both up. Eventually she ended up working as a waitress in Rome. One night she was in a flophouse owned by her aunt in Rome. (The newspaper description of the place was pretty lurid). She ended up getting stabbed to death by a guy who had apparently raped her at least once before. (The papers were somewhat vague about such things). Dead at 19.
 

The crazy part is, her aunt was involved in another stabbing death at her previous home in Eaton (?) when two suitors got in a drunken fight over her. Tragedy, poverty and substance abuse aren’t restricted to one locale.

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2 hours ago, F_in Ray Of Sunshine said:

The crazy part is, her aunt was involved in another stabbing death at her previous home in Eaton (?) when two suitors got in a drunken fight over her. Tragedy, poverty and substance abuse aren’t restricted to one locale.

Agreed and definitelya ren't confined to the past.

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