THE MYSTERY OF THE OLIVE SOLVED!
On Wednesday, Ohio executed one Robert Buell. His last meal of a single black, unpitted olive. Prison officials researched, but failed to find, any significance in the request.
It seems Buell was a student of last meal history....
Victor Ferguer, the last prisoner executed by the federal government until Timothy McVeigh in 2001, was hanged in 1963.
His last meal--an olive with the pit still in it.
He told prison officials that he hoped it would sprout from his body an olive tree -- a sign of peace.
Feguer's body was unclaimed by family and was quickly taken away by a funeral home after the execution and buried.
His unmarked grave in a barren corner of a public cemetery bears no olive tree.