Thursday, April 28, 2005

Birthday Raiders Strip Apartment of All Furniture

April 28, 1947

Don't rent a room from Mrs. L.E. Manners--she hasn't got any! That's the word from Coast Guard vet Richard Hier and wife Patti, who returned from a birthday party last night to their brand new apartment on the second floor of the home at 5732 Harold Way to find the door off the hinges, their possessions dumped onto the floor, and every stick of furniture--including stove, fridge, even the lightbulbs--gone. Mrs. Manners too was out of the picture. For now Mr. H. is bunking in his old hammock, the same one the torpedo blew him out of during his South Pacific service, while the lady wife tosses on the wooden floor wrapped in a quilt.

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