Signing his life away…
The highlight of my evening–one-on-one time with Dr. Bass.
I should have this framed!
Dr. Bass said he wasn’t all that familiar with the Internet. He told me that an assistant once informed him how many millions of times he’d been “Googled.” Dr. Bass laughed and told me, “I didn’t even feel it!” Ha! What an amazing sense of humor the man has!
His talk had us all completely enthralled. He spoke of three cases: 1) a missing teenager in the early 80’s that he identified using only a single tooth; 2) a woman who was discovered two weeks after her passing–and after her three dogs decided they were hungry enough to eat her; and 3) an X-ray autopsy he did of The Big Bopper in 2007 after his coffin was exhumed to be moved to a new location. I won’t go into too many details, but I could have listened to the man talk all night. What a fascinating life he has led!
One of the X-rays taken of The Big Bopper in 2007.
Charles says that the two words he will never forget from that night are “skin slippage.” If you don’t know what that is, and you don’t have a weak stomach, look it up.
Dr. Bass discussing “skin slippage.”
We ended our evening with a great supper at, appropriately enough, Six Feet Under. The fried green tomatoes were sooooo good!