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Re: Do we know the 1970s telephone number of the house?

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:44 pm
by Rokiisun
I vaguely remember a stack of books/magazines in the TV room cupboard
from the crime scene photographs and a few school (?) books on the dining table.

Re: Do we know the 1970s telephone number of the house?

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:43 am
by VintageBoy91
Rokiisun wrote:I vaguely remember a stack of books/magazines in the TV room cupboard
from the crime scene photographs and a few school (?) books on the dining table.
Yes I saw these books too. There are also school books in Allison's room. But it is not much for a household of seven people in my opinion. For early 70s standards they had not many books.

Re: Do we know the 1970s telephone number of the house?

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:31 am
by Victoria Principles
Maybe the DeFeos didn't like to read. Butch probably was not one to read much, though he did have some books in his bedroom.

Re: Do we know the 1970s telephone number of the house?

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:45 am
by VintageBoy91
Victoria Principles wrote:Maybe the DeFeos didn't like to read. Butch probably was not one to read much, though he did have some books in his bedroom.
Books about guns hahahahaha. ;) And books about how to make the perfect murder and homicide and getting away with it. ;)
Well if such a book exists Ronnie didnt read it. :lol: ;)

Re: Do we know the 1970s telephone number of the house?

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:52 am
by scipio-USMC
VintageBoy91 wrote:
Victoria Principles wrote:Maybe the DeFeos didn't like to read. Butch probably was not one to read much, though he did have some books in his bedroom.
Books about guns hahahahaha. ;) And books about how to make the perfect murder and homicide and getting away with it. ;)
Well if such a book exists Ronnie didnt read it. :lol: ;)
In many instances book cases are for show not use. It is rare to read a book and then need to read it again. Sometimes you do to look up some fact but for the most part you don't need it. Thus most people get rid of books after reading them or they read books from a library. They might keep their favorite book for nostalgia but that's about it. What was common in that era was for families with school age children to have encyclopedias. The lack of an encyclopedia set is a bit unusual. That suggests they were not interested in research much and anything they were forced to research was done at the library.

As for guns, Ronnie didn't know that much about them. But many people who use guns only care about knowing the most basic things about how to load and fire them and little else. Ron was your classic unmotivated high school dropout who thought he was smarter than everyone else but in reality was dowright dumb in many respects.

Re: Do we know the 1970s telephone number of the house?

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:50 pm
by VintageBoy91
Victoria Principles wrote:Maybe the DeFeos didn't like to read. Butch probably was not one to read much, though he did have some books in his bedroom.
Yes it is kind of strange that from all family members Ronnie had the most (visible) books in his room. I cant really imagine that Ronnie was such a big bookworm. I mean look at him, he is not that smart and doesn't act very smart.
Well maybe the DeFeo's had hidden books in the closets that we cant see in the crime scene photos.