On this day in 1939, November 16, 1939, my uncle Al Capone was released
from Federal Prison after serving his sentence for income tax evasion.
My family has a big welcome home party
for him. My mother was pregnant with me and my uncle was asked to be my
godfather and he agreed. My family discovered very soon that my uncle
needed medical help because of the treatment he received in prison. He
was in a hospital in Baltimore when I was born. His son stood in for him
when I was baptised.