On a visit to Connecticut Harvey got
mad that he wasn't admitted free to the PT Barnum Museum in Bridgeport. He
said the common courtesy among museum proprietors is to give free admission to
each other. He gave his business card to the
ticket seller at in Bridgeport, and invited her to come see his museum. She
thanked him, but said he would still have to pay to get in.
Also while we were in Bridgeport, we
visited a man selling Indian artifacts. Harvey was interested in a skeleton
the man had for sale. After Harvey bought the bones, the
seller kinda lowered his voice and told him he had "something" else he might like.
The seller went and got a picture
frame with a mass of skin and hair enclosed. He said it was the scalp of a
little redheaded girl. Harvey said we had to leave. Back in truck he told
me how disgusting he thought it was that the guy was selling a child's scalp. I
thought he was being a bit of a hypocrite since he once had an interest in
pickled punks. (Yeech!) But, I now think he was offended
that the guy was selling some-thing that was obtained through the murder of a
child rather than a stillbirth.