Thursday, June 07, 2007

Damn that Olbermann, stealing my thunder!!!

Some See Dead Mayor's Likeness in Tree
Thursday, June 7, 2007

(06-07) 11:51 PDT ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) --
Donald Stephens spent more than half a century at the helm of this Chicago suburb. Now, less than two months after his death, some say an eerie likeness of the late mayor's face has appeared in the peeling bark of a 50-foot sycamore.

The image is fueling speculation and wonder in the village of 4,200 residents — the town Stephens is credited with transforming from a tiny enclave of just a few dozen people to a bustling community with one of the nation's largest convention centers.

"He told me, you screw things up, I'm gonna haunt you," said Bradley Stephens, the mayor's 44-year-old son who was appointed to complete his father's term. "When it starts talking, we're all in trouble."

The tree, outside a health club, was twice slated to be torn down. It was saved each time because Stephens intervened.

Tree Photo- Tribune photo by Mario Petitti
Mayor Photo- Chicago Tribune.


At 8:36 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

I had this hours ago mister!!!

At 8:38 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

"When it starts talking, we're all in trouble."

A talking tree's nothing to worry about. The talking Bush has already gotten a whole lot of people in trouble.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

One time in Mexico there was a building thatstarted ti show an image of Jesus so the people started to gather around and bring flowers and vigil lights. All were gathered every evening to sing and say the rosary. When it rained, they went home but always returned to see the image getting clearer. One evening after a particularly strong storm, it was revealed that the image of Jesus was really an advertisement for a Willie Nelson concert. The rain had washed away the remaining paint that was put over the advertisement in the past. True story.

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

sorry about the typo...I'm on my son's computer and it has one of those weird keyboards that are supposed to keep you from straining your hands. I can't type worth a damn on this thing.

At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Winston said...

Nope, not the mayor. It's Jesus. Can't you see him? Or maybe it's Elvis...

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...

Actually, I think it looks a bit more like Bill Clinton

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Now that I look at it a bit harder, it's Perry King, a mini-series actor from the 70's!!!

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Oh and ME, I can't type on any other kind of keyboard.


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