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Just a Reminder

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?

Original pictures with age progression. Six years is a long time.

Original pictures with age progressions released in 2015. Six years is a long time.

Follow the romantic entanglements of The Riley Sisters in my books:
Be Careful What You Wish ForAVAILABLE NOW!
When You Least Expect It THE CONTINUING ROMANCE!
The Wind Could Blow a BugWHERE IT ALL BEGAN!

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Annual Thankful Post

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I am thankful for my family and my in-laws. I am thankful for all our on-going healths. I am thankful for my dog, and that she is still full of shit at 13 years old. I am thankful I could provide a meal today and for all those who joined us. I am thankful for our two working cars. I am thankful for our warm, dry house. I am thankful for Coca-Cola. I am thankful for chocolate. I am thankful for pizza. I am thankful for cupcakes in ice cream cones. I am thankful for CreateSpace. I am thankful for all the voices in my head that demand to have their day in print. I am thankful for my son’s interest in art. I am thankful for television. I am thankful for hoodies. I am thankful for Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Cranberry Cider. I am thankful for Christmas trees. I am thankful for hardwood floors. I am thankful for a roof that keeps out the rain. I am thankful for indoor plumbing. I am thankful that all the water stays within the pipes. I am thankful for my dishwasher. I am thankful for my washer and dryer. I am thankful for my roaster and my crockpot. I am thankful for stomach aches from gluttonous eating. I am thankful for goofy little boys. I am thankful for GSRP. I am thankful for sleeping puppies. I am thankful for hedgehogs. I am thankful for hamsters. I am thankful for trips to Mackinac Island. I am thankful for Yule Log DVDs. I am thankful for Santa Claus. I am thankful for Hello Kitty. I am thankful for ice cream. I am thankful for hand lotion. I am thankful for two driveways. I am thankful for Uni Jetstream 1.0mm pens. I am thankful for my laptop. I am thankful for Internet service. I am thankful for digital cameras. I am thankful for Pull-Ups. I am thankful for comfy couches. I am thankful for WordPress blogs. I am thankful for trains. I am thankful my husband is a mechanical genius. I am thankful my asbestos friend puts up with my non-positive worldview and tries to talk me down from my insanity. I am thankful for the bundle of joy I received five years ago today.

Follow the romantic entanglements of The Riley Sisters in my books:
The Wind Could Blow a BugAVAILABLE NOW!
When You Least Expect It NEW RELEASE!
Be Careful What You Wish For – COMING JANUARY 2016!

Thankful

I am thankful for my healthy family. I am thankful for two newer cars that run. I am thankful for my house, with the strong roof to keep out the elements and a good furnace to keep us warm. I am thankful for a job that helps to pay the bills. I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful for my son, who is just starting life as a 4 year old.

I am thankful for birthday celebrations.

I am thankful for birthday celebrations.

I am thankful for my dog Dave. I am thankful for the means to make a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner. I am thankful for television, and all the shows I regularly watch–past, present, and future. I am thankful for Domo. I am thankful for Thomas the tank engine. I am thankful for Scooby-Doo. I am thankful for Hello Kitty. I am thankful for Lightning McQueen. I am thankful for my blog. I am thankful for my book. (Working on getting a cover design, everyone. Be patient, because I am not.) I am thankful for clothes on my back and shoes on my feet. I am thankful for antibiotics. I am thankful for children’s Tylenol. I am thankful for medical insurance. I am thankful that I can still remember the feel of Parker’s soft dark brown head. I am thankful that we got to take a family vacation this year. I am thankful for music. I am thankful for pop. I am thankful for sugar. I am thankful for chocolate. I am thankful for pizza. Thank you for my bed. Thank you for my pillow to rest my head. Thank you for my friends. Thank you for my family. Thank you for not having a ton of snow yet. Thank you for Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls with caramel frosting for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. Thank you for the America’s Thanksgiving Day parade in Detroit. Thank you for NASCAR and Jeff Gordon. Thank you for the NHL and the Detroit Red Wings. I am thankful for parades. I am thankful for slippers. I am thankful for pajamas. I am thankful for balloons.

I should really do this more often than a few times a year.

ME: What are you thankful for?
M: Uh? Eating worms.
[OooooooooooooooooooooooK.]

Enjoy your Thanksgiving. I only get to enjoy mine until 4PM 😛

Thankful (Thanksgiving 2013)

My two favorite guys

My two favorite guys

I am thankful for my healthy, talkative son. I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful for my 100+ year old house that keeps us dry. I am thankful for our 3 year old furnace that keeps us warm. I am thankful we did not lose any of these things during our extended periods of unemployment. I am thankful my husband and I are both employed at this time. I am thankful that the aforementioned jobs allow us to pay all our bills, put food in our cupboards, and have a little entertainment as well. I am thankful for Dave, who brings joy to my life every day I look into her little puppy eyes and calm every time I pet her furry, shedding orange coat. I am thankful Parker has not peed on the floor yet today. I am thankful for my in-laws, who are going to feed us Thanksgiving dinner today. I am also thankful that they take my individualism in stride. I am thankful for my mom who babysits in trade for taking her to the store. I am thankful for my asbestos friend and her family, who are like family to me. She is definitely an emotional anchor for me. I am thankful for my S.A.D. light. I am thankful for making big strides in my book writing this year. I am thankful for those who have stuck with my blog, even though I have written less due to work and book writing.

2004 Pontiac Aztek, before all the hail damage

2004 Pontiac Aztek, before all the hail damage

I am thankful for my Pontiac Aztek sitting in the driveway with 216,000 miles on it, that I know will start up as soon as I need it to (and I will give it a courtesy warm up period, since Baby is a senior citizen). I am thankful that my car allows me to get to work, go to the store to buy food, to take my mom to the store to buy food, to take my puppies to vet appointments, to take my mother-in-law to medical appointments, to take us to the zoo, and overall make our life a 1000 times easier than if it were not functioning. (Maybe you need context to know that while we live in a town with daytime bus service Monday through Friday and a number of major name restaurants and grocery stores, 80% of what we do during a week requires us to drive 30-60 minutes away. And my husband and I often head in opposite directions on the same day, at the same time. And his truck only seats two.) I am thankful that I am a practical Capricorn, because my train of thought makes sense to me, even if it does not to everyone else.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Let Sleeping Toddlers Lie

We have Black Friday.

Now we have Brown Thursday.

What does that make today? Blue Wednesday? (Blue because the grocery stores are packed 😦 )

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