thu 24 jul 2008 00:09:01 witte de withstraat
was crazy eva really a target of a bing crosby assassination plot?
a strange thing happened at naptime. i've been having a lot of naptimes lately because i can't get a good night's sleep, too much trouble on my mind.
anyway when i awoke from naptime, as usual with the TV already on ...
bing crosby and bob hope were appearing in BBC2 in some silly comedy from the 1940s. using phrases like "hot tamale" as if i should know what that means.
hazily i recalled how our crazy grandma eva burns originally got locked up in the insane asylum in the 1940s because she insisted that bing crosby was out to kill her.
then i thought, probably for the first time in collins family history:
what if eva wasn't originally crazy, just went crazy while institutionalized?
what if i haven't got that above story right at all?
what if bing crosby actually *did* want my grandma dead?
is it possible that my grandma eva (who was after all a contemporary of bing's) had, somewhere in between her various sprawling furies and ambitions, somehow managed to threaten or coerce bing, or simply annoy him to the extent that bing or bing's handlers decided the world would be better without eva, and they arranged a hit on her?
why did some people keep saying eva was a communist?
was eva a communist?
is that why bing had to have her eliminated? was she threatening to denounce bing as a communist sympathizer? did she have naked pictures of him and herself with, uh, lenin? or better yet ... trotsky?
sounds a little far fetched.