Sunday, March 1, 2009

sense of safety

  • one of the things I do miss about the old days is the sense of safety
  • that we had
  • brother Bill and I would walk to grandpa's farm 3 miles away
  • 1/2 mile was side road
  • and the rest was the main road
  • there was no phone to use to say
  • we were coming or
  • that we had even got there
  • and the next day we would walk home
  • we walked to our friend's houses miles
  • away and again no phones
  • we were never afraid
  • and our parents were not either
  • they had taught us road safey and we
  • all walked to school every day
  • and nothing happened
  • all the kids in our area could do the same thing
  • now I am afraid to walk to church
  • after dark and this week-end added
  • to the fear
  • in town next door to our town or about 8 miles away
  • a young lady-age 16 - was kidnapped from the back
  • of her home
  • she had gone to the store to get some apple juice
  • due to a sore throat
  • an hour later her dad looked out the window
  • and saw her car sitting there with the lights on
  • and the door open
  • when he checked it out- her purse and juice were
  • in the car and he immediately called in the police
  • great police work -20,000 posters put out with
  • in hours and loads of volumteers to help
  • they knew she was in the city due to pings
  • off her cell phone
  • they could not pen her down to a place
  • as the kidnapper kept her on the move
  • they did not give up and
  • the good news is after 46 hours she got away and
  • got to a pay phone for help
  • she called her daddy-- daddy daddy-
  • I begged for my life--
  • she had been kidnapped and raped by a man
  • 56 years old- the girl had begged for her life
  • and finally ran for her life
  • she was smart in that she took something
  • of his with her to help identify him
  • sigh-
  • they got the man today-
  • how sad is this world that a young lady
  • can no longer drive to a store and
  • safely come home again with out fear
  • pray for the young lady whose name is Jordan
  • honor student and so very hurt
  • she did receive injuries but the doctor let her
  • go home as that was where she needed to be-
  • this is such a sad story and true to
  • how we have to live today -
  • I often think how our world has changed
  • and some for good and some for bad
  • hugs from Meme who is praising God for this
  • girl coming home


  1. I also will pray for her. It is scary, Thank God she got away! Bless her heart!

  2. Oh, poor baby. Thank heaven they caught the man - I'll pray that she is healed, physically and emotionally, from this trauma.