I was explaining to the bartender that I wrote for a Notary blog (and ran it) but had run out of ideas. I asked him if he had any. He said, “Isn’t a Notary blog an oxymoron?” I explained that the notary profession is dismally boring, but that I made the blog interesting, lively, fun, and satirical. He looked that. I explained that the blog cannot be an oxymoron, but someone who fried their brain on codeine could be.
Then I talked to the pianist at the bar who suggested that I write about notarizing famous criminals. I don’t have any good stories about that, but he suggested Billy the Kid.
During Billy the Kid’s last day he was shackled to the floor of a New Mexico building that functioned as a makeshift prison in Lincoln County which is not very populated. I saw the exact spot where he was chained. He would have had one hand free to sign if he had been notarized. I wonder what Billy the Kid’s dying wishes would be that would need to be notarized. Where to bury the horses that he stole? Or what to do with his infamous hat?
In any case, once again I am out of blog ideas. Let me know if you have suggestions.>