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Labor Door Pains

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Labor Door Pains. What a weird title. But there’s a reason. You see, it was originally going to be called “Labor Day Pains” as a poke at all you poor lot getting over your hangovers from the long Labor Day holiday here in America. But then we started recording, and, well, you’ll hear just exactly WHY we renamed this episode Labor Door Pains instead. All we can say is, “UGH teenagers…we love ’em to death but…amirite?!”

Anyhoo, the door clicks only last a short bit…just…muscle right on through them…like we did. Also know this. After we talked about the lady with the brown recluse spider in her ear (NOPE. NO LINKS. NONE. Google it yourself. We tried to do it for you but of course all the links have horrible photos and videos of spiders so you’re on your own pal) and the PB4WEGO license plate lady (from New Hampshire…ahahahaaahahhaaa Kris had it right!), we actually got down to the topic at hand: Labor Day.

Ok calm yourself. It’s difficult we know. Shuffle right on through the celebratory confetti and balloons and keep reading.

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In good Mugly Truth fashion, we talk about the details of an event after it occurs. So. As you know if you live in the United States, we are just coming off a very hot, long weekend culminating in a Monday off from work (for most of the working population but definitely not all). If you’re like us, you’ll not know much about why most people get to celebrate this every year, but you’ll have heard your grandma couldn’t wear white after Labor Day. We talk about the riotous beginnings of Labor Day gatherings (think protests and brawling vs. barbecues and parades) some interesting facts related to Labor Day, and a smattering of fun events around the country. If you just Netflixed and chilled for three days, we are here to prepare you for LDW2020 (Labor Day Weekend 2020). From munchie fulfillment at the Taste of Colorado, to sand castles in Sand iego (that’s not a typo), jazz in Chicago, and throwing beads in New Orleans, not to mention the Orange International Street Fair (with the amazing American Wake band) right here in our hometown – there is a LOT you can plan for if you decide beer and barbecued brats with your buddies is so 2019. For links to the articles we cited:

And because we know you’re dying for even more links, here you go:

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Our True Crime Stories

Today’s episode “Our True Crime Stories” is on  iTunes/Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastLibsynPocket CastStitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

If you have listened to us for a few episodes, you’ll have figured out we are obsessed with true crime. A year ago we were merely podcast fans, and our favorite podcast was (still is!) My Favorite Murder. Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark inspired us to begin podcasting in the first place. Because of the huge amount of true crime podcasts already out there – many of which are really great – we made a decision to go in a different direction. Yet true crime somehow finds its way into our show on the regular…usually in the form of discussing our latest “tc” podcast finds or binge-able television shows. Today we come full circle to where it all began for us by sharing two stories, in real MFM fashion, that aren’t merely “hometown murders.” Today’s stories are personal because we were both acquainted with the people involved.

The 2003 Murder of El Modena High School Champion Wrestler Diego Armando Gonzales

Diego Armando Gonzales was brutally murdered in Orange Park Acres

Kym starts us off with the tragic story of Diego Armando Gonzales, (also referred as Gonzalez and Gonzales-Sanchez in various articles) a 17 year old champion wrestler from El Modena High School (our alma mater) in Orange, CA. Diego was a bagger at the local Stater Bros. grocery store at Chapman Ave. and Prospect Ave. where Kym shopped and interacted with Diego occasionally. Sadly he became involved with a cashier there who later lured him to his death at a construction site in the hillside community of Orange Park Acres above El Modena.

Kym also talks about another Stater Bros. cashier (same store y’all!), Janell Diane Enos, who shot her husband in 2016!

1991 Workplace Shooting at Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa

Fairview Developmental Center, Photo By Leonard Ortiz OC Register/SCNG. The photo above shows the second story of the Administrative building. You can see the executive administrator’s office windows on the wall facing the photographer. Kris’ mom’s office window is above the entrance.

Kris’s story goes back 30 years but it’s as relevant as today’s headlines, replete with accusations of on-the-job discrimination and a workplace rampage that left one man, Allen Robert Motis, 53, dead. Two others, James Herbert Pichon, 36, and Hugh Kohler, 43, were also shot and gravely injured. Kris has a very personal connection with this story, as her mom was in the building when the shooting took place. The details are extraordinary; if you don’t believe in divine intervention, you might after hearing this episode.

Check out “Our True Crime Stories” episode on  iTunes/Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

And don’t forget to follow us here at themuglytruth.com (click that blue WordPress Follow button on the right side of your screen) so you get notifications every time we post an episode blog! You can also follow The Mugly Truth on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

© The Mugly Truth 2019 and © The Mugly Truth Podcast 2019. All rights reserved.
Intro and outro music, “Clever as a Fox”  by Espresso Music through premiumbeats.com.
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