July 30, 2021 – Gibsland, LA – It was about 17 miles from Minden, LA to Gibsland, LA and the famed Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum.
The museum is located in the building formerly home to Canfield’s Cafe. It’s where Bonnie & Clyde picked up their last meal; a fried baloney sandwich and BLT.
Perry and his cat Wallace are the curators. Perry reminded me of an old rock n roll star. He’s had his share of the media spotlight as the museum is known around the world… and his collection of artifacts is impressive… along with the generous amount of fake blood used to depict the death of Bonnie & Clyde.
“It’s vampire blood,” said Perry. “I buy it by the gallon at Party City.”
The display would get a 5-star rating from Slinger High School macabre makeup artist Griffyn Albers.
This was one of my favorites: a Bonnie & Clyde diarama constructed in an empty aquarium
It was unique the amount of blood splattered on various displays.
During her school days, Bonnie excelled at creative writing and penning verses. While she was imprisoned in 1932 after a failed hardware store burglary, she penned a collection of 10 odes that she entitled “Poetry from Life’s Other Side,” which included “The Story of Suicide Sal,” a poem about an innocent country girl lured by her boyfriend into a life a crime. Two weeks before her death, Bonnie gave a prescient poem to her mother entitled “The Trail’s End” that finished with the verse (see photo above). Klein, C. (2019, May 31) 10 Things You May Not Know About Bonnie and Clyde history.com https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-bonnie-and-clyde
Have I not commanded you? … Be strong and courageous. … Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
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Photos printed with permission from The Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum.