Patricia Puckett Hall has fond memories of her grandmother's rooming house in Dallas. Like the time in November 1963 when a nice young man named Lee Harvey Oswald rented a room.
For days afterward, the Dallas police and the FBI pored over every sliver of the small room where Oswald slept. Ms. Hall laughs at how her grandmother never forgave the authorities for taking the bedsheets – sheets that belonged to her.
"They never paid for them, and she never got them back," says Ms. Hall.
"Her problem was, she could have used those sheets. It wasn't the historical significance. She kept saying, 'Those were my sheets! They took my sheets! And sheets aren't cheap!' [Link]