It’s Friday the Thirteenth, but it’s after 10:00 p.m. now and nothing catastrophic has happened to me yet. I did leave my computer power cable in Ohio and had to drive all the way back from Michael’s to get it, but that’s hardly a tragedy, just annoying.
Looking back on all the other Friday the Thirteenths of my life, I can only think of one that was a terrible, horrible, very bad day. I was eight years old and in the third grade, and one of the second-grade teachers had been killed, along with her twin ten-year-old daughters, in a horrible car accident. (She hadn’t been MY second-grade teacher, but still.) Her memorial service at the school was on Friday the Thirteenth and it was, needless to say, a real bummer, and just about everyone cried, including me. But mind you, she had actually died several days before and the service just happened to be scheduled that day. So, fah, Friday the Thirteenth! I spit in your face! I fart in your general direction! *little does she know that a cruise missile is headed RIGHT TOWARDS THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW*
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Muertos’s Twitter account before. In addition to tweeting about historical events and debunking crazy conspiracy theories, Muertos tweets about Charley Project cases just about every day, sometimes more than one a day. For example, today he’s done Joseph Rodriguez (don’t you want to just pick up that sad-faced little boy and hug him?) and Della Hilliard. He might make an official Charley Project Twitter Feed in the future. As you might recall, I had broached the idea of doing one myself and asked my blog readers’ opinions, but I decided against it because I’ve got enough on my plate.
My beloved Cracked has done a list of creepy unexplained disappearances, including Jean Spangler and Ray Gricar. Alas, no links to Charley are included in the article, but it’s a good one all the same. I adore Cracked and read it every day.