Her third, and last, marriage...
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 96 13:04:04 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Her third, and last, marriage...
From: Pat Parseghian <email@example.com>
During the ice storm that struck this area on March 7, I struck up a
conversation with one of our local police officers. His radio was
chattering away with tales of downed power lines and car accidents. Lots
of activity for a relatively small town (Westfield, NJ); and, I remarked,
"To say nothing of the murder!" "Oh, that," he replied; "was just some
On Monday March 4, Meta Bauer shot and killed her husband Jeffrey, then
killed herself. Jeffrey was the owner/publisher of one of the town's
two newspapers, having taken over recently from his late older brother.
Bauer's paper chose not to cover the story.
But I digress. The *interesting* part of this story is Meta's concise
suicide note (described in an AP article carried in another paper).
Her note read:
D-N-R [which means "do not resuscitate"]
Give organs [she thoughtfully shot herself through the mouth]
A- [her blood type]
Meta [her name]
The note would have been hard to miss; she wrote it on her abdomen,
in blue ink.
© 1996 Peter Langston