Is it strange that I have a blog about Al Capone?  Or even stranger that it’s about the side of him no one knew?

I ask these questions because I never knew the man.  Heck, my parents were still small children when he died?  So why this fascination?

Who knows.  Maybe is the power he held.  Maybe it’s because he’s the sort of guy who had life figured out.  Seriously!  Don’t pass judgment on this… aside from what he was accused of doing…he was self-reliant.  He was a do-er and not a man to sit on the sideline.  He seemed to enjoy his life.  He held his family very close to him.  They were people who he held above all others.

But I suppose that’s typical of a mobster.  FAMILY.  What else is there?