I just “celebrated?” a birthday, one which put me solidly in the elderly category. I love all the clichés that abound when one celebrates a birthday. You know, sayings like “it’s only a number” and “you’re only as old as you feel” or, my favorite, “you really look good for your age.”
Anyway, a birthday is an anniversary and we’ve been looking at a sad upcoming anniversary on this post for a while now. Back in January, I mentioned how great it would be if the murder of Stacey Burns was solved before the eighth anniversary of her death. I also mentioned the possibility of a “March for Justice” for Stacey on that day. Well, here is the update on those two items.
When we started the countdown to that dreadful anniversary, there were one hundred and sixteen days left. Now, there are sixty three. So, fifty three days have passed. I wonder if that crime is closer to being solved?
The march for justice apparently will not be happening.
A scary thought just streaked across my mind. This elderly gentleman might be celebrating yet another birthday while the search for Stacey’s killer drags on into 2018. Let us all hope that is not the case!
I knew the moment I was introduced to you you weren’t sixteen! Happy Birthday. Have a great year!!!
Birthdays. Anniversaries. Almost one of the same in ways. I was actually thinking back when there was “pin the tail on the donkey”, Bobbing for apples, Chocolate cake and ice cream.
Then their was later on. Birthday beer, wild car rides to no where, Drag racing, Not to forget the girl named Valery.
Oh and then it was time for the Selective Draft. More beer, celebrations along the way. Aaaahh, that moment where you come back to civilian life. More booze pot and whatever else. Telling you, those were the days.
Then came adulthood. Marriage, Family, and on and on we went.
Somewhere in that glory some got lost in it all. Hey! We looked for other interests. What could be exciting, different and fulfilling? What if we could actually get away with it. There’s the challenge. Sometimes we got away by hiding those things and at other times we were caught. So then we moved on. Different families were started. New jobs. Higher education. Promotions. But we could not really move on.
See, we were all caught up in old habits for sure. Why? Well we needed a distraction from our past. So we just kept up the old hoping it would be different. That is the description of insanity. Expecting different results fro the same old behavior.
Birthdays are a celebration today. I don’t know about you Duke. My birthdays are a celebration of life today. Of being alive to enjoy them. Being with loved ones and true friends and Acquaintances.
A fulfillment of personal joy of making it an other year. Sort of like an anniversary.
How long will it actually be before we can have a celebration of an arrest in the brutal, selfish but yet passionate killing of a mother, friend, family member, and out right wonderful woman who was surrounded by folks that absolutely loved her but one?
Duke, I hope your Birthday was pleasant. I know there was one missing at your table. For that I am truly sorry. Be assured you will again meet up someday. For we have His promise to us for an everlasting life.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND. May your next year be full of hope, love and shining light. May the Arizona sun keep you warm
Nice post, Watching and Waiting- full of truth and philosophy!
Thank you Duke. Could we go a little further by the way of what was shared in this blog? Let’s take a better look at some facts as related by my favorite suspect as it played out. Especialy the day before the brutal killing of Stacey. Also what the preliminary facts are. Not a conspiracy theory. Just the facts. I know we have met before and had a great discusion. Also realise at this time.That the AGs Office is stepping on their own foreskin. How sad. It is a political case where prostitution is involed. Not wanting to hurt Stacies children in a matter of hurt. But the truth now needs to come out. To protect those who have fallen under suspicion.
It is my birthday today so I was interested in what you said about birthdays.