On His Way to Prison

In Washington D.C. on a gloomy drizzly March day, Chuckie O’Brien drove his step-father, Jimmy Hoffa, to the federal building to surrender to the U.S. marshals.

“There’s going to be a mob of media folk at the front door,” Chuckie warned. “Let me drive you around back.”

Jimmy refused. “I never ran away from anybody and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna start now. Drive this son of a bitch right up to the front door.”

There March 7, 1967, Jimmy faced microphones and cameras.

Afterwards, marshals prepared him for his 192-mile trip to the federal penitentiary.

They handcuffed his wrists, put him in the back seat of a dark blue Pontiac, and chained his legs to the floor.

Jimmy tucked his raincoat over his chained hands and legs, to conceal his humiliation.

from:
THAT PUNK JIMMY HOFFA!
 I Watched My Dad Beat the Teamsters
 A Daughter’s Memoir
 by Marilyn June Coffey

Publication Date: July 30 
the date Hoffa “disappeared”

written for: a JoLt of CoFFeY 
 An Intermittent Newsletter
by Marilyn June Coffey

The author of:
A Cretan Cycle: “A single, sharp, funny story in verse” retells the Minotaur’s myth 
Great Plains Patchwork: A lyric tale of the “wondrous strange” great plains
JackJack & JuneBug: A steamy, poignant love story (with Jack Loscutoff)
Mail-Order Kid: A popular biography of Teresa Martin, an orphan train rider
Marcella: A controversial, internationally published coming-of-age novel
Mas — tur — ba — tion: A rollicking tract on a “quite inexhaustible” subject
Pricksongs: A libidinous collection of tart poems from the turbulent sixties
That Punk Jimmy Hoffa: A memoir depicts how Coffey’s father beat Hoffa
The Battle of Orleans: A documentary about a hotly disputed Marcella reading 
Thieves, Rascals & Sore Losers: Details the dirty deals that helped settle Nebraska

& publisher of Jack Loscutoff’s latest books:
Aunt Gussie’s Socks: A Russian-American based memoir (in fact and fiction)
A Line of Shorts: The breezy short stories and holy satires of an awesome wordsmith

Buy Coffey’s & Loscutoff’s books: 
from www.marilyncoffey.net or www.jackloscutoff.com or http://amazon.com/