What was the nickname of the Chicago gangster George Nelson?
Correct answer: Baby Face
OddSquid80172, me neither. how sad. life was so hard for them back then. people lost everything, including members of my family in Texas, that's why they had to move to CA. and my Grandfather joined the Army when he could in 1936. He was a genious at being a mechanic even though he didn't get the chance to finish High School in El Paso, TX. He worked on the tanks for Gen. Geo. S. Patton and was with the General when he saved the famous Lippizzan horses in Austria. He got to ride one because he grew up on a ranch in Texas. Grandpa said Patton sure loved his Texas boys who were horse lovers and animal lovers like him.
what seems to be missed here is that Baby Face Nelson was a cold stone killer and there were millions that lived through the Great Depression without killing anybody.
HarleyMidgeyMom95., Life was hard for everyone, but how many became murderous thugs who wound up being shot down in a gunfight with Law enforcement? Tough times must be met with resolve and character. Anybody can prey on the weak. Only real men will stand fast and trust that God will get them through.
Thank u, "O' Brother Where Art Thou" movie.... (and they say TV rots your brain)
boydoeye52, My father grew up as a poor Black child in South Carolina during the Depression. He said the Depression didn't affect them because they were already poor. On their farm they grew all the food they needed. They had farm animals for meat. Not so bad. He later went into the military for more than twenty years. Married my mother while he was in Japan. After his service started his own business and owned three properties.
HarleyMidgeyMom95., sorry... tapped "ok" too soon. Baby Face Nelson was a notorious gangster. What is "sad" is that he chose to lead a life of crime.
Felicity, hi, I'm a mother first, an Army Veteran and currently a Police Officer for over 31 years. It's been my experience that when you have a child that you don't keep up with and is given no foundation or a way to keep gainfully occupied, many of them will go astray. 14 years old is a very impressionable age and if they encounter an unsavory person that sings their praise and give them a sense of worth, they will often gravitate and cling to that person for the euphoric feeling that is experienced when the boss says "Good job" or equivalent to a dog parent/owner/trainer saying "Good boy."
SharingCity, One of my uncles installed radios in Al Capone's cars. I had always wondered why he (my uncle) always had new cars himself. When I was old enough my mom explained it to me.
HarleyMidgeyMom95., What a cool story! Hats off to your grandpa!
boydoeye52, Thank You for putting things in perspective... He was a stone cold killer and that propensity was strongly alluded to in the movie "O Brother where art thou" only they showed him mowing down cows not people...It was a comedy after all....
HarleyMidgeyMom95., thanks for this story!
At that tender age, the street isn't friendly at all
from a recent visit by fast forward it's been working for the next three 8PM
RadicalBoss602, mowing down cows doesn't sound very funny. Now, mooing down cows, that's another story. :^)
I knew this because of the picture. pretty easy question if I am honest. I wasn't even alive when he was famous but I still knew it.
boydoeye52, some people choose ,pig face,
My gf has a baby face
That is kinda funny 😆
this is awesome it's cool I'm learning a lot and who says my community brain injury isn't smart and I asked you up 13 years old not
my mom and dad also lived during the depression days and raised my older siblings everyone helped each other out back in those tuff times my dad was also a war hero from world war 2 talk about death and destruction 😱
Felicity, he was a businessman
Player #34214368, he hated that name
HarleyMidgeyMom95., what does that have to do w/ anything ?
boydoeye52, So true. I suppose poverty drives people to many different levels of desperation.🤔 Also, some would rather take the easiest form of relief, as opposed to trying harder.🤨 Interesting info about Nelson, but truly sad.😟
Thank you O Brother Where Art Thou?
that was kinda hard if you ask me😳
UnderdogMaster55013, hello I'm new here
Omg he's does have baby face
Player #3575143, great story thank you
wow I know this well I hope you guys have good day
Player #3813778, Very well said!
Uninitialized, sorry to say yes stealing is a carreer look at large corps steal everyday from the cousmer
HarleyMidgeyMom95., to long
wasn't he a member of the John Dillinger gang?
HarleyMidgeyMom95., that is so cool he had the privilege to ride such an amazing animal
I was born and raised in Chicago so I guess this is my history. Grandparents had a butcher shop during the depression so they always had food but the best fruits and vegetables went to the customers and my mom and her sibs ate the over ripe fruit and day old bread.
Crystal Krissy Miles
why is being a criminal labeled a career?
Player #3575143, A true success story. your father was/is a man to emulate.
HarleyMidgeyMom95., Great family memory.