Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hmmm... What would you do?

Good Tuesday morning!  The weather is SW Virginia could not be any better!  A little bit of chill this morning but warming up to almost 70!  Could this really be January?

Last Saturday, as usual, I headed out to an estate sale with my sis and niece,in a neighboring town.  It was a small but really nice sale and I bought a few things that interested me.  But one of my favorite things to buy is old magazines.  (of course,besides elves).  In the basement I found a stack of Women's Household magazines from the 1970's.  I had so much fun looking through these this weekend. One particular section in each magazine intrigued me.  They had a section for missing persons.  The readers would write in and ask if anyone had any information of family members they were trying to find. 
Yngwie and I had a discussion on how hard it must have been,in before the age of the internet,to try and find someone who was missing.  How would you get the word out?  Who would you contact?  We talked about how now you can just "google" a name and try and find them on a social network, through work connections, any number of sources. 

So just to see what would happen, I chose one of the letters from a 1974 magazine from a lady who was looking for her granddaughter who had disappeared two years before.  The letter didn't seem like the girl had been kidnapped, perhaps just left home and never let anyone know where she was.  The girl had a very unusual first and last name.  So,  I "googled" the name.  I FOUND HER.  Her name came up as a poet, and singer and she has a facebook page.  She is the right age and has the exact name.  It is a very unusual name.  So, what to do?  Would you send the lady a message through Facebook and tell her about the magazine article?  Or does that seem "stalkerish"?  After 37 years maybe it's best just to let sleeping dogs lie?  Maybe she went back at some point and let her family know where she was?  I think I would want to know that my family was looking for me, but she could have had a very good reason for leaving.  Maybe she was in an abusive situation and didn't want anyone to know where she was.  I'm kind of tossed up.  What would you do?

Anyway, here are some photos of some other things that followed me home.
Christmas tree toppers that look very much like Tinkerbell!

A bottle brush tree already trimmed with adorable little ornaments. 
This greenfaced pixie hanging on to this shoe for dear life!  Is that a brush in his hand?  He kind of reminds me of Jiminy Cricket.

This wee lad and lass that someone made in their ceramics class in 1963. 
Elves just seem to appear to me!  Isn't he adorable even with his chippy paint?
Yeah, I know I said I wasn't going to buy anymore cookbooks.  So sue me.  There were just too neat to pass up for $3.00 each.

Hope everyone has a great day!



Vee said...

Now that's an interesting conundrum. A grandmother looking for a granddaughter in 1974. Perhaps the grandmother is gone now... I would be very happy to have found her and to know that she is well. I would probably not contact anyone, but that's just me. I'll be wondering what you decide.

Liz said...

Wow! That is tuff! My head says that it is probably best to let it be... but my mother's heart says you need to find out. I think I would look in to it. It was probably resolved. But you never know.

You got some darling items... and the magazines... well they speak for themselves. :)

Jenny said...

I would leave a message.

Maybe you were meant to find that article and spread the word.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love so many of the same things...elves and pixies AND cookbooks! Can't pass up a great cookbook! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Back to the 'what would you do'...I'm not sure either. I guess I would try to contact the person you found and tell her what you saw in the magazine. Surely it was resolved back then! Interesting!