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Jaliek Rainwalker …6 years later …still missing

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The six-year mark silently came and went.  As I sit searching for any news on Jaliek, I come up empty-handed.

I realize that, for some, silence is golden.  Realize that there are those who have not forgotten.  Justice will eventually be found for Jaliek, it’s just a matter of time.

Where were we six years ago?  If memory serves me right …Jocelyn McDonald’s father was offering a reward of $25,000 for any information leading them to Jaliek.  A reward that would diminish by $5000 after the first of the year if not collected.  Say what?!

Still searching …not forgotten …



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November 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Sister blog up

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I am in the process of moving my old blog There goes my pen … over here!

According to Kim will still be active with missing person cases!

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December 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Thoughts of the day

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Recently I told you that my grandmother passed away.  It’s only been one week and I’m still not entirely sure that I have a full grasp on the reality of it all.  Several family members have died throughout my adult life but none as close to me as MeMe.  Maybe that’s why I’m left a bit confused by it all.

My first feelings were that of sadness.  This was the first time I witnessed someone die right in front of my eyes.  It’s not something that I would like to see again but perhaps my perspective will change on that as years go on.  I can’t help but think that, by being there, I might be able to heal faster than if I wasn’t.  When I went to the ER that day I wasn’t sure what to expect, certainly MeMe couldn’t pass away at the young age of 95 …I thought for sure she would live to 100!  The Lord had different plans and as sad as it has left me I have to respect that.

Next up was anger (and oh by the way I’m still sad), pissed even!  Why did this have to happen?  My grandmother had just been moved to a nursing home in September and now, less than two months later, she’s gone.  Before she went to the nursing home she was at the hospital and they had taken her off her medications.  I don’t know the reason why (yet) but they took her off her heart medication and a blood thinner.  Here she was in the ER diagnosed with a heart attack and then they found large blood clots in her lungs.  Would she have passed away if she was still on her medication?  Or had her age finally caught up to her?  I may never know the true answer and honestly I’m not sure that I want to know.  It’s probably easier to say she was 95 and her body had enough (although she had a pretty sharp mind).

On a more bitter note …I have more anger that’s directed towards some people who, for the sake of rising above it all, shall remain nameless.  To forgive these people will be my biggest hurdle.  Honestly, I don’t know that I will ever have it in me to truly forgive and I will never forget their acts of cruelty.

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November 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Shirley A. Carney 1913 – 2009

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Today my grandmother, MeMe, was laid to rest.  She was the strongest woman I know (next to my Mom).  I am thankful for the 38 years I had with her and all of the wisdom that she passed along.  I have cried many tears over the past few days but now I must carry on her memory for the rest of the days of my life.

I love you MeMe and one day we’ll be together again.

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MeMe’s 95th Birthday

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October 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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I’m old!

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Tonight is my 20 year high school reunion.  20 years!!!  UGH …so hard to believe.

On a more positive note, it will be so nice to reconnect with people that I haven’t seen in 20 years.  Many of us have connected through Facebook but haven’t actually seen each other.  It’s going to be a great time!

Here’s a pic of me from back in the day.  I can’t believe I’m posting this.  LOL


It’s the cheesiest picture I have of myself.  Senior Prom 1989.

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August 22, 2009 at 7:43 am

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What’s up …

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It’s been a busy (rainy) summer!  Work has been super busy, vacation last week, back to school right around the corner.  I suspect that I will be back in the swing of things in about 3 weeks.

One thing to share …while on the way home from vacation we stopped at a rest stop.  I saw a bulletin board and there was a missing persons poster with Jaliek’s picture on it!  So nice to see right by the NY/NJ border.


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August 17, 2009 at 7:44 pm


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Sorry to be slackin’ lately but work has been overly demanding.  I’ll be back in the swing of things soon.

Something to keep in mind …people are still missing!

Jaliek Rainwalker missing since November 1, 2007

Kellisue Ackernecht missing since September 30, 2008

Chris Watson missing since April 1, 2009

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June 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm