Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mae Barrett Memorial Page

Hey everyone, if your interested in doing something really nice for Mae Barrett's family, please leave them a note on Mae's Memorial page at
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94738020

Also, I'm always interested in hearing what others think about the motive for Mae's murder. Was Myron's mother's upbringing to blame? I'd love to hear your thoughts!!

5 comments:

  1. Tammy, I just finished "Little Girl Lost". It was so compelling that I finished it in 2 hours at one sitting. Congratulations on publishing a fine book. I thought it was very well written and edited.
    I believe long suppressed anger, lack of impulse control and sexual deviance was at the core of Myron's decision to kill Mae. His massively flawed relationship with his mother was certainly a factor leading to his psychopathology. His rage toward his mother was misdirected and resulted in the death of an innocent girl.

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  2. Brenda, thank you for the kind words. I couldn't agree with you more about your assessment of Myron and his mother's relationship. I only wish I had been able to learn more about that relationship. Since the book came out, I have learned that Anna rarely attended social events or even family functions with Myron and Metro. It appears that she was a very private person, and a loner in her own right.

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  3. Tammy-

    Very well written book. I finished the book in one sitting as well. I am actually the grandson of Fred Galvich, whom you interviewed in your book. This was a story he never shared with us and now since the book has been published become a topic of discussion.

    This is a piece of history I never knew about growing up in the area. I am glad that you researched this terrible but important history of the Vandling. As you wrote in your book the current generation knows very little to anything about this. As a history teacher and social science teacher, we look at what shaped peoples lives and human history all the time. I am very interested in what ever research you can find about this.

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  4. Tammy I thoroughly enjoyed this book as well as Disposable Income. I think Myrons mother had a lot to do with this. She was beyond overbearing with the tethering and isolating him. He was obviously an intelligent kid and I think he definitely premeditated this. For what reason I can't even guess. I think there are those born as bad seeds. I do hope you plan on writing more books.

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  5. My father in law was 10 years old and living in Forest City when this happened. He gave me this book to read, but it took me almost a year to get to it. I read it in 3 hours. This is a story that does NOT need to be forgotten!!!

    As for Myron, I don't believe he premeditated murdering Mae, but I do believe he premeditated murdering a human. Mae just happened to be the one walking behind him. I also believe that Myron's mother being so overbearing didn't help. However, even the best of parents can produce a Bad Seed. Some kids are just bad, no matter what type of childhood they have.

    Thank you for writing this book. I wish now that I could find more on the subject.

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