Monday, October 3, 2011

Spirit of the Ozark Madonna - The Ozark Mountains - South Eastern Missouri

In the 1930s deep in the Ozark Mountains, there lived a young woman named Laurie May Maumsey.  She and her husband lived in a mountain shack along with their new baby. One dark night, her husband who was in a drunken stupor, was angry at her for some reason.  Perhaps the baby was crying and would not stop.  Some speculate that it was over money.  Whatever the cause of his irritation, he threatened to kill her and the baby. A struggle broke out between the two of them.   Read the full story>>