Even mothers who try hard are sometimes disappointed.According to Irving Wallace, Alice Hamilton had two sons who were listed as “Public Enemy Number 1.” Her older son, Floyd, was a part of Bonnie and Clyde’s gang.He served time at both Leavenworth and Alcatraz. Another son, Raymond, was also in Bonnie and Clyde’s gang. Raymond killed a sheriff, sheriff’s deputy and a prison guard.He was eventually captured, tried, and executed.
Mrs. Hamilton said, “I was taught to love and honor God and that hard work was good for the soul. And that’s what I taught my sons.” It wasn’t a total loss, however. One son got the message. Floyd eventually became a born-again Christian and preached to prisoners.