Re: My Son is Also a Customer, Barnes & Noble
by Teresa B. - Posted Sat April 25, 2009 @ 10:59 AM
I want you to know why I feel so strongly about this. Why I have never allowed my kids to wander off.
I was 13 years old in 1979. I lived in a small West Tennessee town, nothing ever happend in Weakly county. Not until Sept 1. On that day, Carrie Ann Medlin, age 8 and her little brother were out riding bikes near Greenfield, Tn. Not far from where I grew up. My dad and Carrie Ann's step dad were friends. That day a monster pulled up to Carrie Ann and got her into his car. She was raped, murdered and left on the side of the road like a piece of trash. Her monsters name? Robert Glen Coe. That name mentioned in any part of West Tennessee will get you the entire horrible story. I remember going to the house, like Southerners do when some one dies. I remember sitting out side with her brother and her cousins, while the adults whipered about what had happened. I will never forget it.
Thankfully that monster will never be able to hurt another child. He was put to death on Ap 19, 2000. What truly unbelievable is that he is mentioned in Wikipedi.
I know you love your son. I can see that. But you have to understand that he is a child...not a small adult version of you. Maybe next time you go to B & N, you can grab your drink, find a book to read and then take your son to the kids department and find a place to sit and read. That way, you are relaxing and letting your child have some freedom. You can see who comes and goes in that area.
Please consider this. I know you know your son, but you dont the Robert Glen Coe's of this world. They dont have the word Pedifile or Pervert written on them. They look just like you and me. I just dont want to see another child end up in the news, missing and found dead in a suit case.