Wednesday, June 29

That whimpering sound you hear is the death of my innocence

Per an old article in the Hattiesburg American (second story) The International Checkers Hall of Fame (!) in Petal was started in 1979 by Charles Walker, who
. . . said he loved the game of checkers so much that he wanted a place where people from around the world could come and see his checkers memorabilia and play the game with him.

At the mansion, Walker raised his family, set Guinness world records by playing the most games simultaneously and hosted international checkers tournaments.

Well, Mr. Walker also had slightly less altruistic resons for the Hall of Fame, apparently, as he plead guilty today of laundering drug money through the organization.

Looks like you got zugzwanged, Mr. Walker.

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