Seems to me Hannah Anderson may be guilty of something. But more on that later.
Here’s what’s been on my mind this week:
A five-year old kindergartner, Bella Noble, was accidentally run over by her mother’s van. When the mother realized what had happened, she pulled the van forward and ended up running over her daughter a second time…
In other news, do you remember where you were when JFK was shot? I do, and I’m writing a whole post about it soon. You probably know that the 50th anniversary of his assassination is coming up. Well, I don’t know why it still affects me but it does. Today I was in my local bookstore and saw all these books they have on the subject, including a new one called Rose Kennedy’s Family Album: From the Fitzgerald Kennedy Private Collection.
Right there as I stood gazing at all the book covers, while a saleswoman spoke to me about the anniversary, I started shaking and I felt myself on the verge of tearing up. Why am I so upset? It’s not as if I knew him. Much as I’d like to be a Kennedy, JFK wasn’t my father. But he left his mark on all of us who remember, his death marking the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. A loss of innocence, perhaps. Call it what you will, but it was the first collective experience of an entire nation and those of us that remember know.
PBS is airing some insightful shows about JFK, including an American Experience special, on November 11, 12 and 13. Check your listings and set your DVR’s.
After being run over, little Bella was rushed to a local Children’s Hospital where she died of her injuries after a short while. Her father called her his angel…
I am freaking out. Last night I watched a Frontline documentary on PBS called “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria.” It was about bacteria and antibiotics, how the antibiotics are not working on some of these new super strands. OMG, it was fascinating and also scary. I mean, really scary. Nightmare on Elm Street scary, if you know what I mean.
The government is aware of the problem but doesn’t seem to be on the ball about it. It’s not a priority. But then, what else is new? And the pharmaceutical companies are even more frustrating. I want to wring their proverbial necks!
They’re not addressing the crisis as it’s not a moneymaker for them. They are for profit, after all.
The reason? Well, here’s the thing about antibiotics. They only work for a short time. Years, decades and then they run their course because a new bacteria—or super bug—are being introduced into our environment all the time and these are resistant to the current antibiotics. But pharmaceutical companies don’t want to invest in research to create new antibiotics because once they do, then eventually that which is created will become useless in time and, pretty much, they’ll have to start from scratch. Over and over again. It’s a never ending cycle!
But with nothing being done to address the end of antibiotics effectiveness, mark my words, we will have an epidemic—in much the same way we did when AIDS first came on the horizon. There will be loss of life as a result.
I suppose this is just one more thing for me to get upset over, because it seems Congress doesn’t get me mad enough these days. (Read with hint of sarcasm.)
I know I’m not doing this story justice. So, please watch the Frontline documentary by clicking on this link.
Back to Bella. On the night of her death, Bella’s father posted this on his Facebook page, “It is with great sadness I must tell you all that the Noble family has lost their youngest angel today. She left us at 6:30 this evening. It was a terrible accident. Please pray for us in this time of need.”
And while I’m freaking out about antibiotics, I learn that dogs are dropping like flies because of something that’s in the jerky snacks most dogs love. As do mine. No one knows yet what exactly is the problem but beware of jerky from China. The pet food industry isn’t regulated but now the FDA is saying it’s going to start doing so. At some point. For more information on this, please check out the NPR story.
Oh, and what about Hannah Anderson? Yes, I’m starting to think she may have had something to do with the death of her mother and little brother. Okay, maybe she didn’t do it herself, but I think she may have convinced James DiMaggio, the family friend who had a crush on the 16 year old, to do it. Which would explain why he burned his house down (with them inside) and then took off to Idaho with Hannah. Hannah acted all innocent when she was found (and when DiMaggio was riddled with bullets and killed by the FBI).
But then her behavior has been a bit strange ever since. Now, I know people grieve in different ways. But what she’s been doing is kind of bizarre. Even her own family is saying something’s different about her.
She hasn’t shown any signs of grieving. She’s been acting kind of cold and calculating, that I think we need to keep an eye on this. It ain’t over until the fat lady sings, if you ask me.
Speaking of Hannah, crime analyst and profiler Chelsea Hoffman has written a book titled, The River of No Return, which will be released November 2nd. I’ve been doing some reading on this case and I’ve been tweeting a bit with Hoffman herself, and the more I look into this, the more I think, yup, Hannah has been up to something.
The day after she returned from being “kidnapped” by DiMaggio, she was already on social media, answering questions very nonchalantly and posting lots of photos of herself. She thinks she’s “all that” and maybe, just maybe, she is.
The funeral for little Bella was this weekend. It was a full house. Her mother spoke lovingly of the daughter she tragically lost. Everyone wore yellow as that was Bella’s favorite color, and at the end they released a small box of butterflies in her memory.
During the service, her father gave this advice to parents: “You never know when it’s your last day with them. Cherish every day you have. Hug them, love them. Just do it.”
So, tell me. What’s been on your mind?