Thursday, October 6, 1977

I think I will get rich by kidnapping myself. First I will mysteriously disappear and send a ransom note to my folks. I will include a good description of myself and an old shoe or something to insure identification. I will also call them on the phone and act like the kidnapper and then put myself on and start crying. I will warn them not to contact the police and demand one million dollars. I will have my little brother deliver the money to a carefully picked spot and will be there myself to collect. I will hide the money and walk home with him. My parents will have obtained the money on loan and hopefully the insurance company covers ransoms, so they will get it all back. I will then keep the ransom and be rich. My folks may be mad when I tell them, but a couple of grand will make them forgive me.