Thanks Albert for your thorough account. To Bixophiles who beg that we halt all discussion of Bix's personal life, and just talk about the music: If it weren't for the appearance of the Ralph Berton and Evans/Sudhalter books back in the mid 1970s--both full of then-new revelations and speculations about Bix's private affairs--there probably wouldn't be anywhere near the widespread interest in Bix and his music today that supports the lively discussions we carry on in the forum. The more we know and understand about Bix as a human being, the more those brief 8- and 16-bar solos speak to us. In the wake of the books, I question where the line should be drawn on what is and isn't relevant about Bix's private matters. Doesn't the controversial story about the unopened records Bix sent home essentially disrespect the privacy of Bix's relationships with various family members--do we really need to know anything about the contents of a bunch of flat 10" by 10" mail cartons? Or is this story allowable because it has nothing to do with sex?