Thoughts of Las Vegas

Dear Editor,

Love to three,

Will make one free.

Love to twelve,

Will assure one’s self.

From that time on,

One could be on their own.

This ditty generally explains life. All are born most normally equal with the possibility of becoming either Jesus Christ (image of God) or Mr. Paddock or whoever. Which happens depends mostly on LOVE.

It occurs that Mr. Paddock was ten to twelve years at the time of another shooting from an upper floor of a large building. What was his status then? Was he interested? What was his family status then and from birth? What were his interests and reactions since? Was a flashback possible?

Background in many cases is more significant than present association and relationship. With traditional families absent with about half the births in the nation, how will the way of the future be guided?


Charles Merroth,