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Thread #102273   Message #2071444
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
08-Jun-07 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a Dime
I suppose I always in the back of my mind thought of Al Capone, and his fall from grace after having thousands of fawning friends and apparent admirers. the truth is of course, that there were dozens of Al's - people who thought their life had some sort of dignity, and the Great Crash of the stockmarket simply swept away their pretensions of having made some headway in society.

Al - glad not to live in such harsh times.