Thursday, November 09, 2006

Good fences make good neighbors?

Frost wrote,

He moves in darkness as it seems to me~
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."


Seems a good fence is worth killing over, too.
A man apparently angry over a fence dispute fatally shot three men before committing suicide in front of police officers, authorities said Thursday.

Howard Hawthorne is believed to have shot his next-door neighbor and two other men, Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Fred Cotton said.

He fired on them with a shotgun as one pulled up a fence post with a tractor, said Undersheriff Brian Edwards.

Hawthorne's property just outside this Tulsa suburb shares a driveway with his neighbor, and the dispute was over a fence along the driveway, Edwards said.
Perhaps Mr. Hawthorne should have spent more time with poetry and less time with shotguns.

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