Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

May 10, 2015- A Dreadful Anniversary

Two weeks from this Sunday, Stacey Burns will have been dead exactly six years. It happens that this is the first year since she was killed when the day(May 10) is the same as the day when she was taken from those who loved her.

In Volume II of Life’s Little Instruction Book, # 917 says this. “No matter how old you get, hug and kiss your mother whenever you greet her.” As this horrible anniversary approaches, I can’t help but think of the Burns children, who will never have the chance (on this earth, at least) to greet their mother with the special hugs and kisses that only one’s children can provide.

What a sad, and, in my humble opinion, inexcusable situation it is that still, six years later, the monster who took a knife and viciously snuffed out the life of Stacey Burns continues to walk free. I know I am not alone in feeling this way and, as I said in a previous post, I didn’t even know her. What is a sad situation is made even worse, again in my opinion, by the fear that the memory of a special person might be fading without some degree of closure being provided by knowing that her killer has not managed to get away with this heinous crime.

Has the momentum of the investigation completely vanished? Has the file on her case finally been relegated to the bottom of the pile? If so, then it truly is an inexcusable situation. When you wish someone a happy Mothers’ Day in two weeks, think of the hugs and kisses the Burns children have not shared and will never share with their mother again.

Duke

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