It never ceases to amaze me how people from my past pop up. Some fifteen years ago I worked at Lee Pharmaceuticals in California. It was an interesting job, my boss was great and I made friends with people in different departments and got to drive a golf cart around to visit them! Alas I messed it up extending a vacation trip.
In conversations with my boss and his wife I often told stories of Soapy and showed them the shell game. Fifteen years later they dropped anchor in Skagway, Alaska and heard stories of Soapy all over again. The wife picked up the summer edition of the "Skaguay News" and saw the front page story I wrote on the gunfight on Juneau Wharf in which I exposed that Soapy was killed by Jesse Murphy. She saw my website address listed with the story and figured I had to be the same "Jeff Smith" from Lee Pharmaceuticals. It was nice to hear from her.