- Oct 3, 1998
As most of you have heard in the news lately (esp. those of us in Kalifornia- Jim, James, Joe, et al.) 3 women went missing from the Yosemite area in Feb.; a mother, her daughter, and a lifelong family friend. The familys worst fears have been confirmed when one of the two bodies discovered in the trunk of their burned out rental car was positively ID'ed as the mother.
I cannot stress enough the importance of being aware of your surroundings, of other people, not picking up hitchhikers, yadda, yadda, yadda. Although none of the above may have even happened, in most cases that I have heard of, one of these is usually what led to tragedy.
Other than keeping loved ones aware of the dangers above, the only other thing I can think of to help is to teach them how to escape a locked car trunk. (Some newer vehicles have an inside the trunk latch opening device.)
Wow. Sorry, everyone, for the way heavy post this AM- just got up (before SWMBO) and was watching my wife sleep. (Admit it, fellas- you do this often.)
In sympathy to the family, this post is smiley-free. My heart goes out to them.
Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
[This message has been edited by Christian (edited 25 March 1999).]