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Be Vigilant with your children - a story from my past

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  • skfullgun

    Dances With Snakes
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    Oct 14, 2017
    In the woods...
    I have never put this story in writing before. I have shared it in person with a few members of TGT.
    @justmax & one other when alcohol was involved.

    The title may not be appropriate, but on this day of Thanksgiving, I suddenly feel like I'm ready to share it as a means of giving thanks to God for my sister, cousins, and me surviving the situation.

    When I was 11 (1972), I broke my leg riding a dirt-bike. Compound fracture - just above the knee. I had a passenger and flipped over the handlebars crossing a creek.This was in the East Texas woods near Broaddus. I'm talking remote.

    My 8-year old sister and 9-year old female cousin went back to the house (Honda 50's), several miles away down country dirt roads to get my mom. My 10-year-old male cousin and
    an 11 year-old friend stayed with me on their dirt bikes (Honda SL70).

    On the way back to the house, my sister and cousin were confronted by a man blocking the road with a vehicle. My sister and cousin said that he had a small boy with him, crying, and the man was holding a pistol. He ordered them to stop.
    The girls turned around and fled to where I was laying with a broken leg and told us what happened. My 10-year-old cousin went with them and headed back toward the house. The vehicle, man, and boy were gone.

    A while later, my mom and uncle arrived with the '72 Buick station wagon. At about that same time, a couple of early 20ish young men rode up on horses. They were amiable and helpful in getting me loaded into the station wagon for the 40 or so mile trip to Lufkin & a hospital. For some reason my uncle was spooked. He sent my mom in his station wagon to take me to the hospital, and said he was going to accompany the other kids home on my Honda.

    Within months, the story of The CandyMan and the Houston Mass Murders broke. When Dean Corll's picture was shown on tv, my sister screamed. (She is still traumatized by thoughts of what happened to that young boy all these decades later). When we saw Elmer Wayne Henley's photo, we all recognized him as one of the young men on horse back.

    They recovered over a dozen mutilated bodies of young boys within a half of mile of where we were.
    God was definitely with us that day or we would have been victims - like so many others.

    I didn't have a gun, but I probably had a knife. I don't think it would have done much good.


    Dances With Snakes
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    Oct 14, 2017
    In the woods...
    Ive been back several times to the property where the mass graves were located. We first visited there when I was about 13 years old. I remember appearing over into the graves where the body should had been exhumed. Again, those were different times and there were no guards or restrictions on wandering into the woods where the graves were located.

    A recent story in the East Texas newspaper reminded me because it was recalling history from 50 years ago. There were period photos of investigators exhuming bodies and such.


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    Terrible story but one more example of “but for the Grace of God” adage. Those poor children did nothing to deserve such a fate and yet that monster terrorized so many and is still living.

    The sad truth is that, with early release, parole, reduced prosecutions and the closure of most mental institutions, there are a thousand times the number of sick perverts running loose today which is why we have tens of thousands of missing children in this nation.

    One of the most troubling aspects of the whole Democrat, Leftist, Socialist movement is their growing oush to legalize pedophilia. A nation that does not protect its children is doomed to destruction and, as a people, we worship animals more than we care for our little ones.

    God have mercy on our nation.


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    Apr 20, 2020
    My babies are all grown, but I still watch without blinking her round trip when my almost-grown grand daughter leaves the family table for the restroom in a restaurant. She's unaware of my vigilance.

    She may be unaware now, but some day she may learn of it and appreciate her grandpa watching over her! Your babies never stop being your babies, even when they're getting toward retirement and their babies are making babies.
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