It's been *almost* 50 years since Melvin Purvis died, purportedly taking his own life at the age of 56. I say almost, because the date was actually February 29; evidently 1960 was a leap year.
I have promised myself that I'll finish a Purvis story to mark this date, but as of this moment I haven't accomplished that. If I do, I'll post it before midnight.
Rest in peace, Little Mel. Hope you boys are having fun wherever you are (and you know *who* you are, and you're hopefully all together!)Melvin Horace Purvis
October 24, 1903-February 29, 1960