Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Last words, famous and infamous


Irish dramatist Brendan Behan (shown in picture with pal Jackie Gleason) died on this day in 1964. His last words, to a nun taking his pulse:

"Bless you, Sister. May all your sons be bishops."

Also on this day, convicted murderer Thomas Grasso uttered these last words before his execution:

"I did not get my Spaghetti-Os. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this."