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Would You Do This for Someone? by tucsonmike on 21 February 2008 7:17pm
 
Last Thursday night, February 14th, a 62 year old handicapped woman went missing after shopping in a convenience store. Her van was found burned nearby, there is no sign of Mrs Kay Read.
Tuesday night, I was watching the news and it was announced people would go around with fliers the following morning.

Something made me join them. Only one other person and I were not connected her. Something made me do it, I cannot tell you what (I had terrible visions of finding her dead in an arroyo or drainpipe).
I will help again if they need it. Would someone do this for you?
Her van was found partially burned, so this is not a good sign. I am @ work, but can post links when I get home.

I hope this has a happy ending.
 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by mrsthing on 21 February 2008 7:39pm
 
I don't know if anyone would do it for me, but I'd do it for someone else if I thought it would help. Around here, people tend not to get involved with strangers out of respect for their privacy, but I'd certainly want to help and would answer the call if I could.
 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by Spursfan on 21 February 2008 7:47pm
 
I like to THINK I would, but reality is different isn't it.

 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by elina on 21 February 2008 8:19pm
 
I really don't know would I do it. I think this is also a cultural thing. Finns aren't that interested about their neighbours' doings, and wouldn't help in a situation like this.

Hopefully it has a happy ending.
 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by geordiegirl on 21 February 2008 8:31pm
 
Yes, i hope I would: I'd always prefer it I think if someone came & asked for search-help, or whatever.

My neighbour 2 houses away from me is putting my whole street to shame: Since they came 4 years ago they make themselves known to everyone. There's a student house next to us & it seems appropriate to greet each new bunch & be friendly (in our own interests too, perhaps!)

Mike, yes, indeed I hope this has a good outcome. You seem to have lots of people watching local TV channels in US - I'm not sure that quite happens here.
 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by Spursfan on 21 February 2008 9:10pm
 
Our 2 eldest grandkids lived with us full-time for about 5 years. Towards the end they were hell to live with, especially the eldest who was by then 15 (smoking, self-harming, you name it). She went missing twice; both times we had the police involved. The first time they had just asked if they could have the go-ahead from us to put her pic on the national news (this was after 3 or 4 days I think) when she was found. The second time it didn't go that far - it was about 2 - 3 days.

The reason I mention this is that, whilst we didn't have flyers, nevertheless neighbours I didn't even know were looking for her.

The police didn't go national news so quickly with her as they have with the current 9-year old missing girl (on the news within 24 hours) because of her age.

 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by canaveralgumby on 21 February 2008 11:51pm
 
I think most of us have done something similar. Something about the situation just speaks to you. But good for you, Mike.
 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by tucsonmike on 22 February 2008 5:42am
 
I posted it on my blog.
 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by kazzzz on 22 February 2008 6:03am
 
blog is a weird word, it doesn't make any sense, especially when you say it over and over again.
 
Re: Would You Do This for Someone? by johnnythemonkey on 22 February 2008 7:06am
 
Web log Karen......blog.
Silly.
 
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