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Bonnie and Clyde were responsible for multiple murders and countless robberies. But they did not act alone. Of these four accomplices, only one—Blanche Caldwell Barrow—lived beyond early adulthood and only Blanche left behind a written account of their escapades. Blanche wrote her memoir between and , while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary. Weiser, found the memoir wrapped in a large unused Christmas card. Later she entrusted it to Phillips, who had interviewed Blanche several times before her death.
People only live happily ever after in fairy tales. In my case, it seems it was a crime to have ever met Buck Barrow. I was brought up by a kind, loving, law-abiding father, without the aid of a mother. But when I met Buck it was a case of true love from the first. I knew I loved him more than I had ever loved anyone before, more than I could ever love anyone else for the rest of my life.
He became her second husband after his release from prison on a pardon. To her dismay, he joined his brother's gang. Blanche was present at the shootout which resulted in them becoming nationally recognized fugitives.
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Blanche Caldwell was a starry-eyed young girl when she married a twice-divorced petty hoodlum named Buck Barrow. The two parlayed their relationship with Bonnie and Clyde into their graves. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker gained notoriety during a three-year crime spree at the height of the Great Depression that left ten men dead, most of them law officers. After serving time for a two-bit crime, Buck Barrow—Clyde's older brother—received a pardon from Texas Gov. Ma Ferguson.