I literally don’t know what I’d do without my father

Without question Dad is one of the best and most supportive people in my life — right up there with Michael. And here’s another thing to thank Dad for: he just bought me a New York Times subscription. Until February I can read the NY Times as much as I want.

Naturally I’m scouring their website for missing persons articles, of which there are 5,000 and change. The vast majority are of no interest to me but I’m sure I’ll find some nuggets of information. I’ve already shared on Charley’s Facebook page two articles I found.

I’ve started back to front — that is, oldest articles to newest — and there are a lot of names I don’t recognize, and I find myself wondering if those people were ever found. I suppose I’ll find out about some of them as I continue to read.

5 thoughts on “I literally don’t know what I’d do without my father

  1. Kat December 3, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Goodness, that’s a lot, but I know you are a fast reader…do you have some sort of filtering system you can dump the names into and come up with what is most relevant to you?

    • Meaghan December 3, 2014 / 9:29 pm

      They lay out the articles ten at a time with the headline and first paragraph visible so it’s really a matter of quickly scanning the list, clicking on articles that look useful, and then moving on. Of course it will take awhile cause 5,000 articles are 5,000 articles, but it’s not like I have to read each one individually.

  2. Angie December 4, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Just a random comment after seeing Pamela Butler’s case on CharleysMissing…how did they not have probable cause to arrest the boyfriend? The security system shows her entering the house and not coming out, and then him coming out in the following days with garbage bags…I’ve seen murderers get convicted on way less evidence than that.


    • Meaghan December 4, 2014 / 4:57 pm

      Shrug. Each case is different.

  3. Cattt December 6, 2014 / 7:08 am

    U have a great Dad! He knows your interests like my parents.

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