I hadn't logged on to the Bix Forum in a few days and was amazed to see all the new information posted concerning the arrest, especially the details about Duncan and Bailey so carefully researched by Bob. I am deeply grateful for it. The arrest has always been of great interest to me, not because I wanted Bix to be guilty of anything, but merely in attempting to understand him more fully. The last paragraph in Mr. Spoo's posting, "Response to Alberta and Laura" requires a certain amount of courage, and I applaud him for it. I am firmly convinced that this incident had an enormous impact on his life, regardless of what actually took place.
Having said that, I have posted some, but not all, of these photos in the forum in the past. But considering the current thread and the conversation that has taken place, I thought I would do so again. I have attended the Bix Festival in Davenport for the past 8 years and have visited the Goddard house each time I have been there. Most recently, I saw it this past August - but a fire has destroyed the majority of the home and at this point in time the land may have been completely leveled. It was obviously a grand old home in its day.