Your Thread – October 16

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103 thoughts on “Your Thread – October 16

  1. I can’t find the post now, but someone asked yesterday if GJ would be hearing evidence about the hinky “investigation” of K Savio’s death.

    I was wondering…..if ISP are being investigated in regard to this, would it be a federal GJ? What you guys think?

  2. Hope to read some information if the GJ is meeting today on Stacy Peterson or Kathleen Savio case. Also heard the Friends of Stacy Peterson will indeed have the candlelight vigil on the 28th. I’m sure gatehousechicago will be receiving the press release soon.

    In last thread, was interesting to read that Cassandra was going to start up searches again. What happened with Roy leading the searches???? If I missed something, let me know.

  3. whitesoxfan // October 16, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Hope to read some information if the GJ is meeting today on Stacy Peterson or Kathleen Savio case. Also heard the Friends of Stacy Peterson will indeed have the candlelight vigil on the 28th. I’m sure gatehousechicago will be receiving the press release soon.

    In last thread, was interesting to read that Cassandra was going to start up searches again. What happened with Roy leading the searches???? If I missed something, let me know.
    ____________________

    Where did you read that? I saw them asking for info on any upcoming searches but no one said Cassandra was starting anything new.

    Gatehouse – Why have we not seen the press release from Pam and Cassandra in any of the papers? Will you only be posting the Vigil release?

  4. teneleven // October 15, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Amanda, with the recent events i.e. Cassandra taking hold of “things”, will you rejoin any future searches or events?

    teneleven // October 15, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    I have a friend at your forum and they have told me that you were an active “foot soldier” (not just a screen name) in searching (from what I think I understand, for Lisa Stebic also), donating and showing your your support by attending the fundraiser.

    I am thrilled that Cassandra is taking charge and I can’t wait to get back out there.

    I think I was getting the same impression as whitesoxfan. But, maybe it was just the way the poster worded it. I sure hope that Roy is still involved. JMO

  5. Hiya whitey, apple

    The only “news” I’ve seen on this topic is in posts by some hit-and-run posters. It is all rumour to me if unsubstantiated. Most of us here prefer not to speculate or involve ourselves in rows or rumoured rows. 🙂

  6. …..I believe the chief concern is that any commemoration of the 1 year anniversary of the loss of Stacy be conducted peacefully, and with respect, whch I wholly endorse.

  7. bucketoftea // October 16, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Hiya whitey, apple

    The only “news” I’ve seen on this topic is in posts by some hit-and-run posters. It is all rumour to me if unsubstantiated. Most of us here prefer not to speculate or involve ourselves in rows or rumoured rows.
    ++++++++++++
    Bucket – the reason the only “news” you’ve seen on this topic is “hit and run” is because I’ve yet to see one member of media, even after being handed information on a silverplatter, step up and ask the hard questions.

  8. I hear what you’re saying, but with respect, you have informed everyone.

    There are plenty of hard questions that need to be asked.

    Where is Stacy and what happened?

    Why is it still OK for so many men to regard women as poorly as they do and get away with it?

    How does the law work?

    How can we improve laws to yield better justice?

    What is the effect on the ground of decisions our lawmakers make?

    How can we guard against corruption?

    Why is the armadillo the only other creature besides man to suffer leprosy? (JK…iwas boring myself)

    I think there may be good reasons not to ask any of your questions now, if at all. It really is a sideshow, and sad. (mo)

  9. I hear what you’re saying, but with respect, you have informed everyone.

    There are plenty of hard questions that need to be asked.

    Where is Stacy and what happened?

    Why is it still OK for so many men to regard women as poorly as they do and get away with it?

    How does the law work?

    How can we improve laws to yield better justice?

    What is the effect on the ground of decisions our lawmakers make?

    How can we guard against corruption?

    Why is the armadillo the only other creature besides man to suffer leprosy? (JK…iwas boring myself)

    I think there may be good reasons not to ask any of your questions now, if at all. It really is a sideshow, and sad. (mo)

  10. The media is aware of the “issues” and they have ignored the tough questions. IMO-this had helped lead to the sad situation that Cassandra and the family are in right now. Not wanting the same people involved, not having the funds in order-no surprise as most people were warned but nobody questioned. If you questioned, you were ripped apart. The people that were in charge blew it, everyone asked about it in hopes that they could FIX it, but the questions were ignored. How did that help? How does that help bring Stacy home?

    Unfortunately, people lost hope, people stopped helping, people stopped searching-but as people stated yesterday-all hope is not lost if Cassandra and the family does this properly. I am very hopeful that they have others in charge that will help turn this sad situation around.

    I look forward to seeing if the media will finally follow up. I look forward to seeing others in charge of the funds and searches. I wonder-if Roy and the others will still help search if they are not in charge. I pray they will.

  11. I wonder-if Roy and the others will still help search if they are not in charge. I pray they will.

    I pray they will too, Ducky. The common goal needs to be to find Stacy, and put everything else aside.

  12. Bucket-
    you say you think there are many reasons why these questions aren’t being asked. Can you give me some examples?

    I think (and know) by NOT asking them, Stacy has lost searchers and donators that could help answer many of the questions you posted.

  13. Amanda-I will do it later tonight. Pretty busy for me right now. I didn’t try yet and I’m not on SYM. No worries about me. Thank you!

  14. I’m really not interested in seeing the media play up rifts and personality conflicts within the ranks of supporters.

    Why give Drew and Joel more fuel for their snickerings and detract from the true story of the homicide and disappearance of Kathleen and Stacy?

    As for discussions on this forum about the various groups, I have to bow out since I don’t know the players or the inside story and I just can’t debate about something I know nothing about.

    I’ll just repeat what I said earlier. I’d love to see the various groups find it in their hearts to come together at this point, rather than fracture even further. There’s a lot of common ground between them.

  15. Just wanted to add that if there is to be a switchup in the “chain of command” I hope to see it carried out with the same class and restraint that Pam and Cass showed in their press release.

    That was very well handled.

  16. Facs-I am not asking that the media play rifts or personality conflicts. You missed my point. My point is to report the truth on the funds, the changes that are happening, future searches and contacts. It has nothing to do with rifts or personality conflicts. If they reported on that-it would take years and your name would be front page news. j/k lol 🙂

    The truth needs to be told, people need to move forward and they want to help-but not blindly!

  17. facsmiley // October 16, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Just wanted to add that if there is to be a switchup in the “chain of command” I hope to see it carried out with the same class and restraint that Pam and Cass showed in their press release.

    That was very well handled.
    ——————————————————
    Exactly!

  18. Bucket – I’m curious about the investigation of the investigation, too. I confess it’s made me wonder (btw – where is that woman?) if LE ‘turf battles’ have been part of what’s slowed progress, in Kathleen’s case especially.

  19. I think around the time of the new autopsies someone, I think ISP said they weren’t investigating the investigation. You think that’s a fed job?

  20. bucketoftea // October 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    I see no video here
    —————————————————–
    Bucket-you must have missed it with your time change.

    I wonder why nobody is reporting on the job that LE did/didn’t do?

    What is the latest on the elections? Will there be a change?

  21. bucketoftea // October 16, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Yo facs

    what do you think about Fed GJ for the investigation investigation?
    ********************

    I’d still trade it for an arrest!

  22. amandareckonwith //
    October 16, 2008 at 8:48 am

    teneleven, let me know if you register at kimmers, please.
    +++++++++++++++

    Amanda, I registered at your place last night. Thank you.

  23. duckyone // October 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Facs-I am not asking that the media play rifts or personality conflicts. You missed my point. My point is to report the truth on the funds, the changes that are happening, future searches and contacts. It has nothing to do with rifts or personality conflicts.
    ************************
    I guess this is where the rumor stuff comes in. I think until there’s something tangible like a lawsuit or a public admission of guilt, the media would never report it.

  24. duckyone // October 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Facs-I am not asking that the media play rifts or personality conflicts. You missed my point. My point is to report the truth on the funds, the changes that are happening, future searches and contacts. It has nothing to do with rifts or personality conflicts.
    ************************

    I think anything appropriate would be on the official site?

    I mean this sincerely, and maybe you don’t realise what effect it has, and I’m not attacking you, but making this extra fuss of yours and your aggressive stance would actually put me off volunteering. I’d be afraid of being told off by you whether I showed up or not. No one wants to sign up for that.

    And now I really am begging you to join in. I’d like to hear your thoughts on some of these other subjects we discuss.

  25. Bucket-you are wrong about the official site. I take offense to your comments about this “extra fuss of yours and your aggressive stance would actually put me off from volunteering”. Wow-do you share the same thoughts about the searchers/neighbors/groupies that have VERY aggressive, repulsive stances that the family does not wish to be around and condone? I would hope what is good for the duck is good for the gander (lol). It would be really nice to hear your thoughts on that subject.

    What exactly are you begging me to join into? Which subjects? It seems as though most people here like to participate in the Drew bashing-you will never find me partaking in this-it is not healthy for the children and not the wishes of the family. If they can have class and respect through this horrible ordeal, then I am astounded that the others do not and will not.

    Again-I believe that he is guilty of two beautiful women being dead.

    This is what boggles my mind-fuzz, noway and others have the exact same opinions (or very close) and you don’t attack them. Why is it that when I come here or others and say the same thing, we become targets? Don’t worry about answering that, I already know the answer. Fuzz is the most aggressive, passionate woman that I have ever seen, yet you thank her for being that way. Sorry Fuzzymouser-its a good thing that you are YOU! 😉

    I asked some very important questions about LE, the elections etc. and nobody responded. I asked if we could put stuff here and other places for upcoming one year anniversary of Stacy’s disappearance. Positive, wonderful, beautiful things about Stacy, her family and her children. NO response.

    Many of us come here and are immediately targeted. This room should be big enough for all, not just a few. JMO!!!!!!

  26. I’m really sorry. I tried to engage you in a respectful way, and discuss “your” topic.

    There was no response to your DEMANDS. Think about it. 😉

  27. Thanks Ducky, I will take that as a compliment. 🙂

    Very nice post! The election stuff really is an important factor as is finding a way to honor these women with respectful behavior.

    🙂

    Bucket, what happened we were having such a great conversation here the other day. You, Facs, Rescue, and I. Did I miss something that caused tension again?

    Remember Stacy, Remember Kathleen, Remember the children. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  28. I know we are all stressed, and yes I have many a time acted a fool and gone off on people. I am not ashamed to admit that. I have seen days when we have all gone at each other and days when we all can “seem” to get along.

    How about this, is anyone here willing to share how Stacy’s case has impacted them?

  29. Ducky, if you’ll listen, I can tell you why I did not respond to your posts and I’m only speaking for myself.

    It’s true there is a group of regulars here and for the most part, the conversation flows the way they are posting. That’s not good or bad – but it is what it is.

    When someone comes in with a kind of ranty, highly opinionated post that suggests that everyone should now stop talking about what they usually talk about and switch to, not only what you want to talk about, but to talk about it in the way you want us to talk about it. I’m sorry, girlfriend, but it’s not flying with me.

    I saw you make a commitment to only talk about Stacy for the coming month. Well that is your choice. You go, girl. I choose not to do it.

    Frankly, I’d rather not turn the board over to discussions about how you want to be treated or how other people receive your suggestions. I’d rather talk about the case.

    So, in all honestly my approach is to not respond.

  30. Hi fuzz.

    There we were bumbling along and along came some rudely addressed deliberately provocative posts on topic we have sort of finished with a long time ago. It went from bad to worse, but I hope we can carry on. It’s best to leave it be. 🙂

  31. Sounds like a good plan to me. 🙂

    Hope to have some stuff to share soon, waiting on permission from the authors first.

  32. I’ll do it, Mouser.

    Stacy’s and Kathleen’s cases have really gotten under my skin. The fascination I feel for the case and the anger that I feel towards whoever harmed these women drives me to learn more about criminal justice, the legal system, the media and even the idea of fame and opportunists.

    I’m driven to work towards seeing justice done for them and their children.

  33. Thank you for sharing Facs. I think it would be nice for the family to see some of the more positive things that have come through all of this. Thank you.

  34. We have all been impacted in various ways and if all are willing , I would love to compile a nice lil group of these for the family to read and hopefully help them through this very difficult anniversary.

  35. True Bucket, true. With the anon factor that comes with nics ( for some) I had hoped that this could get us at least a few days of remembering why we all are a part of this, why we stay even now to discuss whatever we can. It helps in two ways, we all are reminded of what brought us here in the first place and it helps those who have not been here through it all to see some of the positive aspects too. There are so many negative things that have happened, if we can spend just one day on the positive imagine the road we could end up on.

    People do not have to take part if they do not want to, it is only for those who wish to reflect on how this has impacted them.

    It is not OT, it just about Stacy, Kathleen, the kids, Cassandra, etc the people who are the victims here.

  36. Happy GJ day. I wonder……When are we going to hear anything about the GJ ? I wonder…are they waiting for the hearsay bill to pass before they announce anything ? I wonder…..Is this being dragged out for that reason ? I wonder…
    Is the GJ still hearing testimony or going over evidence and or awaiting more ( other than SP’s body ) ??

  37. facs-I always listen or try to at least. I wasn’t asking anyone to treat me any different than they treat others. Sorry if I missed out on conversations. I will try to catch up. Contrary to what you think, I don’t really care about personal attacks on me. I simply don’t understand why others are targeted for the very thing that others are saying and doing. Maybe it’s my approach and I will work on it.

    The disappearance of Stacy Peterson has changed me in many ways, both positive and negative. I have a passion for justice for Kathleen and Stacy and to bring this young woman home to her family. I feel horrible for the families and tragedies that they have endured in their lives. I’m outraged that Kathleen’s crys were ignored and I believe none of us would be here if it weren’t for the corruption in Will County. The blatant disregard by LE to do their job enrages me to the core.

    Stacy and her family may not have been perfect but that makes her and her “story” seem like this could happen to anyone-anywhere-at any time. This is the part that scares me the most, the part that has awakened the anger and rage in me.

    The innocent children involved-that part has really gotten to me and has made me want to volunteer with children that are less fortunate and try to become a foster parent.

    Like many others-I won’t stop caring, praying and hopefully my passion won’t get me into anymore trouble 😉

  38. 1wonderwoman // October 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Happy GJ day. I wonder……When are we going to hear anything about the GJ ? I wonder…are they waiting for the hearsay bill to pass before they announce anything ? I wonder…..Is this being dragged out for that reason ? I wonder…
    Is the GJ still hearing testimony or going over evidence and or awaiting more ( other than SP’s body ) ??
    _____________

    Same questions we all want answered. I hope this is not just being used as a tool for the election, the big arrest to gain votes. It should have been taken care of by now. We all have heard what Glascow has to say about the suspect yet have not seen or heard of any real action about it.

  39. If anything, it has grown in importance to me. Too many men get away with horrible things they do to women, and worse, women who have borne and nurtured their children.

    I was impressed and inwardly punched the air and cheered when I read about the vigil and saw the placards. I thought hooray. These women (here I’m particularly thinking Cass, of course, Sharon and Pam from seeing them on telly) are not going to shut up. At least someone won’t get away with it. ( sad, odd way to think of that..he did get away with it. Kathleen and Stacy are gone)

    I still feel like we’re all holding hands for this.

  40. Yeah, but we love the nuts and bolts, too. And greetings, and lols, and legal puzzles , and news reporting…..

  41. In all fairness and honestly, this blog, being open to EVERYONE, has it’s moments in time, and they can be rough. Some of you that come here have blogs, and you can and do post as you deem fit. Consider, though, that any blog can be like fishbowl. You never know who is watching you swim around. The difference is you say what you want in “private,” but you come here and have the floor.

    I agree that, occasionally, some log on here, after long periods of not being around, and try to sway the minds of other bloggers to think and say what they do. Usually, it’s when something has been said either here or on another blog that just pisses them off. Then, the “regulars” here get slammed, bammed and reamed because we “bash” Peterson. News flash here – yeah, this board is open to all discussions, and since Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance/homicide of his present wife, I am not going to apologize or answer to anyone as to why I cannot stand anything about that man! Throw into that mix the fact that he uses and abuses his children far more than any sticking plants on a lawn will ever do, or people on another blog using vulgarity.

    If you’re going to call people out about being vulgar, I am sorry, but Iknoweverythinglol/trintrin shocked the hell out of me on Ashlen’s blog. Yeah, shocked me. I have nothing against the man, nor do I have a beef with him, but if you’re going to rip us here for the way we blog, keep it fair.

    Some of you have valid things to say, but you have such an ornery, mean way of getting your point across, because you have to get in the insults and the jabs, I t end to feel I wouldn’t agree with anything you say just because you’re cruel and demeaning about it.

    I haven’t seen anyone come on here in the last couple of days and declare themselves to be the official spokesperson for the Peterson and/or Savio families. So, in that regard, whatever YOU feel is the proper way to act on behalf of the family is fine, but I can deal with my own blogging issues/values/feelings just fine on my own.

  42. fuzzymouser // October 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    How about this, is anyone here willing to share how Stacy’s case has impacted them?
    _________________________________

    Fuzzy – happy to see you. I’ll try to be brief. 🙂

    I have been taking a more active part in educating and sharing with others regarding domestic violence and how it changes our lives as well as the lives of our children.

    Stacy and Kathleen went through more than they should have in their short lives. They were mother’s who no longer get to spend time with their children and families. No, it isn’t fair what happened to them.

    What we should all take away from this is that life is precious and time spent on earth should be spent with family friends and being a positive influence on our children. After seeing the picture of Stacy on the playpen with Lacy, or hanging out with Cassandra, I make sure to give my daughter extra hugs, or call my sisters.

    Life is too short and you never know when it will be over. Take time to enjoy life with those you love.

  43. Bucket – Funny you should use the phrase “holding hands,” as that’s really the sort of feeling I’ve generally gotten from this room and what’s kept me coming back here. It’s why I love this place. xox

  44. Nice to see you Rescue! I was getting worried about you. Are you going to share something positive about Stacy and the impact that she has had on your life? I would love to hear it 🙂

    BTW-I really hope that you weren’t referring to me. I’ve never tried to change you or your blogging ways. Sorry if you ever got that impression. Everyone here has something to add and hopefully at the end of the day-we all hold hands (I really like that one bucket) for the same reason.

  45. bucketoftea // October 16, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Yeah, but we love the nuts and bolts, too. And greetings, and lols, and legal puzzles , and news reporting…..
    ******************

    And Amazon updates and ear scratches, and upside down dogs!

  46. And yes, all of our mothers were right when they taught us about “more flies with sugar than vinegar.”
    No one wants to be told – in CAPS – that their opinion doesn’t matter to the writer – of the CAPS. 😉

  47. Amen to that, Rescue!

    Your right, I may be reading at times, however, I do not always post. Just always remember folks, on someone else’s blog/board/forum, your a guest in their livingroom, and more than that, it is made with nothing but windows.

  48. duckyone // October 16, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Nice to see you Rescue! I was getting worried about you. Are you going to share something positive about Stacy and the impact that she has had on your life? I would love to hear it

    **********

    No need to worry about me, Ducky.

    As to your question:

    No

  49. First off I want to say I am not as profound as everyone here. Stacy, Kathleens, Lisa,many others have impacted my daily life, I spend alot of time reading about them, the details,anything that is out there. I want justice in these cases regardless of who is repsonsible. I want to see Stacy and Lisa and the countless others brought home to their families so they may be laid to rest with the dignity they deserve. I feel compelled to follow Stacy,Kathleen and Lisa’s case particularly because I want to see what happens to their children when and if these cases get resolved. I guess to somehow make sure it’s going to be okay. IF that is ever possible.

  50. Wonder – I agree with much of what you say. I think keeping these women’s stories in the forefront, along with Lisa Stebic and the Lane Bryant murders, helps rather than hurts to possible resolution of finding their killers.

    That, and my strong desire to hear why Kathleen’s cries for help went unanswered while she was alive, and why she had to be exhumed from her grave to possibly get justice.

    It’s too late for Kathleen and Stacy. It’s not too late for those kids to get out of the clutches of Peterson, and that’s what I focus on.

  51. It’s too late for Kathleen and Stacy. It’s not too late for those kids to get out of the clutches of Peterson, and that’s what I focus on.

    ____________________________

    I sure hope not. But sometime I really wonder.
    Sometimes I wonder if this all boils down to
    politics, that would really suck

  52. The sad thing about Stacy is that she is almost surely dead and therefore can no longer have an impact on our lives…and much more tragically…on the lives of her children and those that she adopted from Kathleen.

    The brutal truth about it is that Drew Peterson is now the story. He’s the guy with the wikipedia entry, he’s the one living with those kids every day and he’s the one who needs to be brought to justice.

    I don’t think we do Stacy or Kathleen any service by pretending that isn’t the case.

    Certainly, her family members and loved ones, have memories of her to cherish and share, but I’d have to be some kind of freak to pretend that I’m part of that inner circle.

    I’d like the families to be protected from the ugliness that has entered their lives, left in peace to mourn or celebrate or commemorate their loved ones however they see fit.

    I’m happy with being on the outside, free to be crass or funny or biting or insightful. I like finding out what I can about opportunists and spoiling their attempts to profit from a tragedy, or just discussing the case in all its ugly details with the bright people on this board.

    Sorry…..longish….

  53. I like discussing the case in all it’s ugly details too, Facs.

    Like how come, if Peterson is so sure that his wife ran off, he doesn’t have a clue who she ran off with when he knew every move she made? Or how come he hasn’t shown indisputable evidence that he couldn’t have been the one to harm either woman, since he and his lawyer are trying his case in the public? All he has is the standard boilerplate defense – deny, deny, and try and discredit everyone else.

    Doesn’t work for me.

  54. Dear Facs & Rescue… Lovely posts.

    Certianly none of you made any of the details ugly, but you have helped to prevent some of that ugliness from being viewed as “acceptable.”

  55. i became involved because of my brothers in the beginning. then stayed cuz i was intriqued. as a mother of 2 girls & a gma of 3 girls it upset me that these women had no role models or no self esteem. i build my gdaughters up daily. i taught my girls that things & possessions mean nothing. you can’t buy happiness. its whats inside that makes you who you are. someone else can’t make you. i have never met cass or sp. but nearly all my family has met cass when she took a train trip with my nephew to my moms in southern illinois. my mom in hindsight said oh if i knew all that was going on sp could have hid out here. thats the type of person she is & i am just like her. thankfully!! wonder i’m with you. i worry & wonder about those 4 children daily. i’m sure sp is becoming or has become a distant memory for lacy & that breaks my heart. but i feel the day is coming when cass will be able to tell them all how much their mother luved them & would never leave them.

  56. I got involved for almost all the reasons listed above.
    I’m a “crime buff” and have followed crime cases for years.

    The whole story was so obvious, yet the solution so out of reach, and it is still intriguing a year later.

    I would like to see a memorial scholarship, maybe to the nursing program at JJC, in Stacy’s name.
    With it tied to JJC, perhaps they would dedicate a tree or a quiet bench as a memorial.
    Lisa Stebic’s family tied her one-year remembrance with a positive yet somber celebration walk in a public park, and gave a donation to an advocacy center in her honor.
    A way to help women in similar situations would be a fitting memorial as well as a scholarship.

    That could be Stacy’s legacy, a helping hand to others in dangerous situations. That would be dignified and respectful, a positive and proud legacy.

  57. A silver lining perhaps….?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chicago-lawfirm-layoffs-oct16,0,2059582.story

    Two Chicago law firms lay off attorneys, staff
    By Ameet Sachdev | Tribune staff reporter
    5:07 PM CDT, October 16, 2008
    Two Chicago law firms fired attorneys this week, and more layoffs loom as firms retrench in the face of financial tumult hitting their corporate clients.

    Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal let go of about 24 lawyers out of 680, the second round of dismissals this year, and Katten Muchin Rosenman laid off 21out of 650, the firms confirmed Thursday…

  58. I have been involved almost from the start through my wife. She met Stacy while working with Sharon. As mentioned in past posts, have worked the fundraisers, got donations through the company I worked for and particpated on the searches.

    Have meant some very dedicated people. As I read on this blog have met some of you that post here. Some are still helping and some are no longer helping.

    I have learned through blogging, to hold back on my feelings while reading others posts and to keep the faith.

    Also, no matter what I read, or actions of others that I may not agree with, I will continue to help in the search of Stacy.

  59. I have also learned in blogging that I need spell check. Was supposed to type, “met some very dedicated people”, not “meant…

  60. Whitesoxfan –
    “I have learned through blogging, to hold back on my feelings while reading others posts and to keep the faith. ”
    * * * * * * * * * * * *
    I’ve just made a little sign of your quote to keep by my monitor. Hopefully, it will help remind me to try for a live-TV-style 3-second hold on my tongue (or should I say fingers) during virtual visits.

    Thank you! x

  61. coffeeocity,

    No problem. You may want to start with something a little longer than 3-second, but you may have more patience than I.

    Enjoy your evening!

  62. Whitesox –
    I will certainly strive for longer. 🙂 I work in the entertainment industry and just used a standard work term is all. Thanks again for the inspiration. You have a good evening, too.

  63. Hi! Auntie here reminding you to attend the candlelight vigil on October 28th!

    There will be a candle light vigil walk in honor of Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio on Tuesday October 28th, 2008 @ 7:00PM in Bolingbrook. It will begin at the previous home of Kathleen Savio located at 392 Pheasant Chase Drive, and will end at the home of Stacy Peterson located at 6 Pheasant Chase Court. This is going to be a peaceful walk. The Savio family urges you to participate!

  64. vigilauntie,

    Thanks for posting. Will see you on the 28th! All should plan on being there between 6:30 and 7pm.

  65. Thanks to all of you who shared how this case has impacted your lives.

    I do think Stacy and Kathleen will continue to impact lives even though theirs were cut short.

  66. Believe it or not-I think that Stacy and Kathleen and this entire situation will continue to have an impact for many years to come. Women have and will take another look at getting out and not waiting for their abusive spouse to leave. Family members will take a stand and try to force their loved one to leave a volatile situation. LE is looking at their “good ole boys” in a different way. There has been noise made like never before about Will County and the way that they treat victims, especially women. Future searches, fundraising, charity walks, memorials, vigils will be done in a different way.

    Lessons have been learned and if one woman gets out of her situation because of Stacy-even if it’s years in the future-her legacy will live on. If one woman is believed when they go to their local police about their abusive “good ole boy” cop husband and LE takes ACTION, then the legacy will continue.

    It is my hope that lessons have been learned-good and bad-that will create change for many. The fact that we are all here discussing the ways that it’s affected and changed our own personal lives-tells me that this will be a legacy that is not soon forgotten.

    The children will be the legacy of these women. I have hope and faith that the children will be able to carry on their mother’s stories and maybe one of them will become an advocate for abused women? Maybe one will become a politician that tries to end corruption? I have hope that they will do something great.

    Who knows what is to come in the future but it’s my opinion that these women will never be forgotten and we have all learned in some manner.

    Gone but never forgotten.

  67. Where did everyone go??? Everyone watching Grey’s Anatomy?? Or Tampa Bay vs Red Sox game?

    Going to watch baseball game. Enjoy the rest of your evening!

  68. I have been watching this case from day one. There are many times the stories of Stacy truly warmed my heart. But the one that stays with me in my heart is the one of giving the man hot chocolate! Through the different forums I have made many “online” friends that I hold dear in my heart!

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