Friday, May 20, 2016

Home Is

The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn New York
16 October 1932
Page 62

And the address is 41-42 44th Street Sunnyside.  The building is called the "Cambridge" and was built in 1931.  It is a building with 6 floors and 94 apartments.  I find this very interesting actually because I believe we've all seen the inside of this apartment in photographs taken in the 1930's.

See that molding at the top of the wall?

I'm sure it's the same molding and I believe it was taken in her apartment.  So we have seen the inside of this place before.

A Shotgun Wedding For Jack?

You do the math.  Jack Lee married his second wife, Joanna Jayne Johnson, on February 18, 1956 in Los Angeles.  Joanna and Jack's first child, a son, who was named after his father, was born on May 14, 1956 in Los Angeles. This means that Joanna was just slightly over 6 months pregnant when they got married.  Shot gun wedding perhaps?  It also means that Jack was a bad boy and more importantly Jack was an extremely fertile bad boy.  Within 3 years of their marriage there were 3 children born to them.  Agnes and Jack were married for almost, 1 month short actually, 20 years and there were zero children, zero.  Agnes and Jack talked openly about adopting in their 40's but the only child Agnes would ever have living in her home was a foster child.  What am I getting at?  Jack was apparently a man who did choose not to use protection, obviously since he had a woman pregnant before they were married. Yet there are no children for the 20 years of marriage with Agnes.  Either he was a zealot about using protection with Agnes or Agnes couldn't get pregnant or they didn't have sex at all.  The form of cancer Agnes died from most often strikes women who've never been pregnant.  As I said you do the math.