The Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society Gazette

This space was founded by the Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society to gather all information about and create a deeper insight in the person and mystery of Jean-Baptiste Degoux (1859- ?), poet, philosopher, camper, archeologist, mail-artist, photographer, inventor, musician, cook, composer, social worker and finally founder of degouism.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Whatever happened to Aimé Degoux?

Aimé Degoux (on the left) during his success-ful escape from the prison-van.

Some of our interested readers keep asking us what happened to the brother of Jean-Baptiste Degoux, Aimé , after the dramatic bankruptcy of the 'Frères Degoux Dolmens et Menhirs ' firm.

Well, the fact is, and the Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society wants to be honest about this: we don't know either!

Untill now, very little is known about how Aimé survived these harsh events that gave such a sudden and definitive turn to the lives of the Degoux brothers.

Anyway, we know this: it was still very early the morning after the dramatic facts, that Aimé's sleep on a bank of the town's beautiful 'Vrijdagmarkt' market place, in the shadow of the Jacob van Artevelde statue, was severely interrupted by a town police officer. Shortly after, our unlucky man was put into a prison-van to be brought to the town prison.

However, once again Aimé seemed to be slept out better than one would have thought.

Due to a moment of in-attention of the driver of the carriage, the unsuccess-full business man succeeded in leaving the vehicle even before it entered the Nieuwe Wandeling City Prison, taking his most important belongings with him in a small briefcase.

The proof of all this is the photograph we recently found on the flea-market that was most probably taken by a passer-by who happened to be a witness of these historical facts.

After that, the Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society lost all traces of the person of Aimé Degoux.

But the research goes on!

Posted by MaCo

Monday, June 06, 2005

An interesting skull!

Is this the skull of Jean-Baptiste Degoux? (3rd row, 5th column)

During the recent '05 International Symposion, the Jean-Baptiste Degoux Society also organised some very interesting expeditions in the neighbourghood.

On one of these, we came along a graveyard in the French Ardennes.
How big was our surprise when we took a look at the ossuary here!


Very strange indeed, the more that the ossuary itself dates back from the 18th century.
Most probably a municipal workman left it there in recent times, one way or another.
This could also be the reason it looks somewhat paler than the others.

Posted by MaCo