I respectfully disagree with your statement about searching for one’s biological family as something
“a 22 year old girl does”.
Dennis Fay lives in Murray and is 80 years old, and his son Michael Reed is 60. They just met for the first time recently.
Robert Barwick was reunited with his two sisters, Betty Jean Musselman and Linda McCloskey recently in Florida.
Sherri Parker, a Realtor from Florida, and Jan Mattaliano, of Fairfield met for the first time in March of this year.
Allan Healy, 66, and his sister Margaret Mitchell, 67, grew up in Dundee and were reunited in the fall of 2014.
None of these people were in their 20′s. As a matter of fact, most of them had been searching for their families for something like 60 years.
As for the reasons, many of them have to do with circumstances beyond a parent’s control, such as the State coming in and removing the children into “care”, or other valid reasons. It’s important to know the reasons why because often it indicates that the child was not a “mistake”, “illegitimate” or a “throw away”.
May 27, 2015 at 12:20am
To More Peas -
Your comments are right on. I was reunited with my half sister, who told me that my birth mother had died with my baby picture in her hand. My birthday was always a difficult day for her and there were very valid reasons as to why I was placed for adoption. I respect her tremendously for that.
To Kathleen -
It’s tough, but you may find the answers you are looking for. Sometimes it works out really well, and other times, not so well. I hope you succeed, as I did.
 May 26, 2015 at 11:49pm
Gypsies, tramps and thieves, she’d hear it from the towns people — they’d call them gypsies, tramps and thieves…but every night the men would come around.. lay their money down…
 May 26, 2015 at 11:46pm
Well, at least when I’m on Pinterest, I don’t have to worry about her being around!
 May 26, 2015 at 11:45pm
Sy-LEN-se!!! I keel you!
 May 19, 2015 at 12:28pm
I suspect the number of people leaving the church may actually be higher than the 92,000+ mentioned simply because there is a segment of people who may regularly attend a church and never join. There is also a group who may be members and simply stop going rather than tranfer their membership elsewhere.
 May 16, 2015 at 4:20pm
Is it just me or has there been an increase in employees going off the rails at the customers?
 May 16, 2015 at 4:16pm
Charbuck, that’s how I refer to it because that’s what they do to their coffee and what their customers do to their money.
May 16, 2015 at 12:11am
I wonder what rock he or she was hiding under?
 May 15, 2015 at 11:52pm
Today, those flags aren’t an issue. Tomorrow…well, we’ll see. Some special snowflake should be along any moment now…
 May 15, 2015 at 11:49pm
“The flags could ‘possibly’ be offensive”
Okay. Fair enough. Now, we’re offended by the complainers. We think they are a safety hazard. See, it’s all good!
 May 11, 2015 at 1:40pm
Avenger, a couple of points. She does have the right to express her opinion, however… she did it while wearing the employee uniform. So that’s where the backlash happened.
I don’t know if you have heard about students who have been suspended from school for various things done off campus, including playing a game using finger guns or water pistols on the front lawn of one of the students’ home or similar types of things. The school system feels that they have the right to discipline these students in this manner. I would not be surprised to find out that this type of thinking is morphing over to the private sector.
 May 11, 2015 at 1:30pm
A word to the wise.
A couple of years ago, a guy recorded himself berating the Chick-Fil-A drive through window over the whole gay brew-ha-ha. Well, he lost his job over it and the news media checked in with him recently and he is unemployed again. Don’t know why he lost his second job, but he did. There was also a gal from Burger King who got in the faces of some pro-life advocates and started to trash their signs. She got arrested and lost her job. And there was another Burger King employee who acted like an idiot and lost her job.
Think twice before you rant or harass, people, if you value your job.
 May 11, 2015 at 1:12pm
I had to laugh when I read your post about the problem at Subway. A number of years ago, a friend and I decided to split a foot long. I went up and placed the order and asked the sandwich “artist” to put black olives only on half of the sandwich. She looked me straight in the eye and said she couldn’t do that because she wouldn’t know how to charge me for it. I asked her whether or not the condiments were added as part of the price. She said that they were, but couldn’t figure out that the placement of the olives on the sandwich shouldn’t matter. Crazy or what?
 May 11, 2015 at 12:48pm
The victims that died never got the chance to be “sorry”. Nor did they get a chance for appeal. Sorry doesn’t cut it for me.
 May 11, 2015 at 11:09am
I was talking to a local LEO a couple of years ago and he told me about a time when he was in Vietnam and one of the enemy rushed him. He shot the guy four times before the guy finally dropped at his feet. Not every shot takes the perp down, especially if they are high or drunk.
 May 8, 2015 at 4:37pm
I thought this was absolutely hilarious. If the LGBTZJHKH crowd hadn’t made such stink about the Chic-fil-A shirts, it would have been over, done with and forgotten by the next day. Now, it’s national, if not international news! And who has egg on their faces? Not the Chic-fil-A duo!
It is lunch time and there is a Chic-fil-A just up ahead!
May 2, 2015 at 4:15pm
Maybe not. There have been several instances of the police being called to “arrest” elementary school children, usually about 5 or 6 years old. And that included putting them in cuffs and actually taking them to the police station until the parents (who were probably nearly out of their mind with worry or fear) came to get them.
May 2, 2015 at 4:10pm
And you still remember it to this day, right?
 April 30, 2015 at 11:45am
Sorry to hear you feel that way, but I am happy that someone stood up and said, NO WAY. This is wrong. You’re not doing this.
Far too many people would be cheering the crowds on. Just remember Louis Head, Michael Brown’s step father yelling “Burn this b—- down!” after the Grand Jury decision. Personally, if I had the choice between Ms. Graham slapping the snot out of her son or Mr. Head encouraging the protesters to destroy the town, I’m voting for Ms. Graham.