This is kind of appropriate

I just realized that Memorial Day and National Missing Children’s Day in America both fell on the same date this year: today. Memorial Day is primarily thought of as a day to commemorate deceased loved ones, particularly veterans, but I’m sure it’s very meaningful for families and friends of the missing too. I know that in many cases a family will, after a period of time, hold a memorial service and sometimes even put up a gravestone in the cemetery.

In honor of this day I’d like to bring to your attention the Missing Veterans website, which publicizes the disappearances of veterans who vanished from the United States and other countries too.

Is it just me or…

I was thinking of making Contina Venice Patton tomorrow’s MP of the week. I Googled her name to see if I could find anything new about her and came up with these mug shots for a Contina Venise Patton in Fulton County, Georgia, eight years after Contina Venice Patton disappeared from Flint, Michigan.

It’s really hard to tell with faces, but I think the mouth and the nose are very similar.

[UPDATE: Yeah, I called it in to the Flint Police. Of course I got an answering service cause it’s Memorial Day and all but I left a message explaining that I didn’t think Contina was really missing anymore and they ought to take her case off NamUs.]

Make-a-List Monday: Make-a-List Monday lists

A slight deviation from the program: at the suggestion of Kat, I’ve made a list of all the Make-a-List Monday lists in order of appearance. I started doing the Monday lists two years ago in April.

  1. People who were famous or had famous relatives
  2. People with botanical names
  3. State capitals list #1
  4. The suspects committed suicide
  5. People missing with their dogs
  6. State capitals list #2
  7. People named Mohammed
  8. People named Jesus
  9. People who are on Wikipedia
  10. Kidnappings for ransom
  11. Border crossers
  12. People with rare medical conditions
  13. People with rare first names, and a last name beginning with A
  14. People with cancer
  15. Last seen driving a Buick
  16. People with a master’s degree
  17. Octogenarians and nonagenarians
  18. Pacific Islanders
  19. State capitals list #3
  20. Caribbean islanders
  21. Twins
  22. Infants under six months
  23. Missing from tiny towns (eastern states)
  24. State capitals list #4
  25. Last seen driving a motorcycle
  26. People carrying Bibles
  27. Missing from the hospital
  28. Friday the 13th disappearances (1980s on)
  29. The deaf
  30. Autistic people
  31. The blind
  32. Either missing or born on February 29
  33. People wearing a Rolex watch
  34. People wearing a Timex watch
  35. People wearing a Casio watch
  36. People missing on the day of a lunar eclipse
  37. Car left at the airport
  38. Eastern Europeans
  39. Africans
  40. Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese
  41. People with two different colored eyes
  42. University of California alumni
  43. People with surgical plates in them
  44. School uniform wearers
  45. People named Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel or Seth
  46. Medical students and pre-med undergraduates
  47. People who are presumed to have committed suicide by jumping off somewhere that was not the Golden Gate Bridge
  48. Young people with dentures
  49. Babysitters
  50. Teens with bipolar disorder
  51. Ivy League and Ivy League type school alumni
  52. Men and boys with one of the most common names given to baby boys in 2012
  53. Women and girls with one of the most common names given to baby girls in 2012
  54. Small women
  55. Cases where I have photos of the missing person’s tattoos
  56. Minors with tattoos
  57. Central Americans
  58. Car accidents
  59. People who changed their names
  60. Walpurgis Night disappearances
  61. Mothers of many children
  62. People with “three dots” tattoos
  63. Cases where I have photos of the missing person’s clothes, shoes or jewelry
  64. People wearing miniskirts
  65. Models
  66. People with facial piercings
  67. State capitals list #5
  68. People who disappeared while swimming
  69. Sapphire jewelry wearers
  70. People whose cars were found burned
  71. Pearl jewelry wearers
  72. Confirmed child abuse homicides
  73. Barefoot people
  74. People who spoke limited to no English
  75. Multilingual people
  76. People with many siblings
  77. Birkenstocks wearers
  78. Dr. Martens wearers
  79. Cases with the word “rat” mentioned somewhere in them
  80. En route to Mexico
  81. Dog bite scars
  82. Community college attendees
  83. Flip-flop wearers
  84. State capitals list #6
  85. People in wheelchairs
  86. People in the process of a divorce
  87. World War II vets
  88. World War I vets
  89. Vietnam vets
  90. Accidental drownings
  91. Homicidal drownings
  92. People who went by their middle names
  93. Class ring wearers
  94. Married minors
  95. People who disappeared working at a gas station or convenience store
  96. People with really bad photos and last names starting with A through E
  97. Transients
  98. “Caution advised”
  99. Disabled or dependent adult persons
  100. Armenian-Americans
  101. People carrying at least $500 in cash
  102. People with really bad photos and last names starting with F through J
  103. People with limbs of unequal length
  104. People with Afro hairstyles
  105. People wearing sunglasses
  106. Asthmatics