Thursday, July 06, 2006

THINK, before you speak

This past holiday there was
a young lady in the parade
in CDA. She is the one who
had gone thru hell last year.

Losing her mother, and two
brothers, in a brutally murder
and kidnapping. She was kidnapped
as well.

Seems there are a lot of people
who don't think her father should
have subject her to the parade.
They referred to it as Parading
-----( I won't use her name).

These people remind me of others,
about 50 years ago. There was a
very famous man in show business.
He found out his son only had a year
left to live. So he decided to travel Europe.

To show his son, everything he could
enjoy and visit. This man and his family
were in to the trip about a month, when
he brought him home.

It had nothing to do with the boys
health. I had to do with the media.

Seems they were reporting, THEY,
thought the man shouldn't do it.
Thought he had done this to get
publicity for himself and his career.
He tried to ignore the press. But it
was everywhere. In his own country,
and Europe papers carried the story
of what they thought of it all. They
hounded him everywhere he and his
family went. Taking pictures and all.

His own country.. the people who
paid to go to the movies to laugh
at him. Who watched him on
television and went to his live
shows... the public let him down
with this vicious story that grew.
THEIR OPINION....

So sadly, he took his son home,
to get away from the reporters.
And the boy died a year later...
at home. What a heart break it
was. The man had wealth to be
able to take his son everywhere he
wanted to go. Do what ever he wanted
to do... but those who THOUGHT they
knew...condemn him.. accused him
of selfishness. All he wanted to do was
make his son happy.

That man was Red Skelton.

So think about it... maybe some
one asked Steve if he and his daughter
wanted to be in the parade.
Maybe Steve asked his daughter how
she felt about it. And as a child, she
was thrilled at the thought of it. After
all what child wouldn't want to be in a
parade?? Steve just wants to have his
daughter be happy.

Why must others try to spoil it?

5 comments:

maureen said...

vERY GOOD, CIS. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY THE MEDIA PUT THE FATHER AND FAMILY THRU HELL LAST YEAR WITH THEIR SUSPICIONS AND GOSSIP.
TOO BAD NOT ALL OF US ARE AS "PERFECT" AS OTHERS.
LOVE,
MAUREEN

God's Helper said...

AMEN! It is far to easy to talk instead of thinking first of others.

Love you,
Cheryl

Dogwalkmusings said...

Point well made Cis. If the media would put it to rest maybe the youngster would have a chance to just live her life. But because of what she went through she's now a celebrity of sorts and that the media can't stay away from. Sick or at the very least disgusting.

Word Tosser said...

Amen to that...

LucilleNT said...

Oh my, I would have done the same thing if my child had a limited time here on earth. The media can be so cruel as well as people you encounter in everyday life. My son is a dwarf and has suffered with media and people since childhood, he's now 30.
Good story Cis, thanks