Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 103
…The funeral ruse, albeit necessary, is a cruel charade especially for the hundreds of folks that have come to Chicago to pay their respects for Willard Libby…
So sad is his grieving Aunt Sister Mary Joseph Franks that she volunteers Tolentine as the location of his memorial service. She and Martin Kamen are the lone attendees that have the real skinny on Libby’s “passing” and his true fate. The ruse, albeit necessary, is a cruel charade especially for the hundreds of folks that have come to Chicago to pay their respects, but in the grand scheme of things, they have no other choice.
- Enrico Fermi: “He was a great scientific visionary and a brave supporter of the “nuclear age”…”
- Billy Graham: “Willard Libby took the time to fully consider all aspects of his research, even those of God…”
- Bernard Spencer (Daniels): “Pope Pius the Twelve extends his Holy blessing to a wholly innocent soul…”
- Robert Maynard Hutchins: “As President of the University of Chicago, I express our profound sadness with the passing of a treasured educator…”
- Walter Zinn (Director Argonne): “When the danger of nuclear research became critical, Willard Libby was the rock of the “Metallurgical Lab”…”
- Vice-president Alben Barley: “President Truman mourns the loss of such a young, up and coming asset to the United States of America…”
- Martin Kamen (crocodile tears): “He is my closest colleague and dearest friend. I will never look through my microscope the same way again…”
- Mary Joseph (not tears – holy water): “I will miss my weekly tea with Will. He would talk about things, of which I had no clue, but we are family and I will see you soon in the Great Beyond…”
Sister Mary had pointed skyward implying a heavenly reunion… but she knows better.
Martin Kamen cleverly uses the present tense when referring to his friend… not a coincidence.
Pentateuch claims victory… but he is jumping the gun and is losing focus.
…The ruse, albeit necessary, has become a daily charade…