Just a reminder…
Are those three words that your boss sometimes says to you that grate on your nerves? Or that your father says lovingly before you step through the door and out into the big, bad world? Or a phone call from the American Red Cross letting you know there is a blood donation date coming up right in your neighborhood?
Well, this is none of those things.
This is just a reminder that these three boys have been missing six years to the day. And they are still missing.
Usually there is a small story on the local evening news. Several years ago, there was a vigil.
As of this morning, when I googled “missing Skelton brothers”, no recent news stories pop up. There have been no updates to their Facebook page. The website set up to help locate them no longer exists.
Nothing was ever put out into the media that there was reason to give up on the search, or give up hope that they are out there.
All I can say is it is a good thing the father who took them (and isn’t telling where they are) is behind bars for kidnapping, because otherwise his wife may have tortured him for the information by now. If he was my husband, I know I would have wanted to. If the worst is true and he killed them, he could at least have the decency to let everyone know where they are buried so that the rest of the family could have peace of mind.
How is it that easy to just make three human beings disappear into thin air?
I didn’t know these boys personally, but this time of year, on the anniversary of their disappearance, they are always close to my heart.
Kindly keep an eye out, would ya?
Follow the romantic entanglements of The Riley Sisters in my books:
Be Careful What You Wish For – AVAILABLE NOW!
When You Least Expect It – THE CONTINUING ROMANCE!
The Wind Could Blow a Bug – WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!