Checking in/waving the white flagApril 26 2012 at 3:09 PM
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First, I apologize for the tantrum I threw in my last post, esp to you, New York Fan. As many can attest who've tried to bring Anissa's story to light, it's frequently filled with dead ends and bitter people not willing to talk. It's a sad story that, no matter how many facts are unearthed, will forever have an unhappy ending. Factor that in with one particular troll on here and I suppose I was fed up and frustrated that my time and efforts seemed to be headed nowhere.
I suppose with some distance comes a clearer frame of mind as to why I find Anissa and her final years to be such a fascinating topic, and upon perusing recent posts here, I'm glad that others are still just as passionate.
I'd like to address two things pertinent to recent posts:
1) I, too, have been trying to track down information on Helen Hennessy, and it's a tough task. What little I've been able to ascertain gels with what Anon. posted last week, except I believe Helen and Anissa met when they were both visiting their grandmothers near Laguna & not through the Ciardelli sisters. I would also love to hear what BKOH knows about Helen. I've discovered firsthand what others have said to be true, that her family has no interest in discussing her and that they most certainly hold a grudge against Anissa for Helen's lot in life.
2) To address Gavin specifically, when I said I'd seen the death photo, I meant just that. Not a hoax photo, but a copy of the photo as it was part of the original case file. Anyone with the resources and time to waste in San Diego county would just as easily have access. I don't feel the need to defend my decision to look at it, but I'll say that I wish I hadn't.
I had a job interview today at the CBS Radford lot in Studio City. I visited the outside of stage 10, the Family Affair stage, and even those fleeting two minutes were sad and somewhat surreal. So following that, I thought I'd check in here and dip my toe in the water again.
Despite what others would say, I disagree that there'd be no interest in the story of Anissa. And with the compliance of the few to whom I've been able to speak, I want to revisit my hope to tell her story. If for no other reason, perhaps then closure can be given to others like myself who, for one reason or another, find her tragedy to be something that's tough to accept even 36 years after the fact.