6.08.2007

Those Eyes Tell A Story


This woman was found dead in a park in Haltom City yesterday (about a mile north of 820/Beach Street for those of you who know where I'm talking about.)

Isn't it odd how we'll look at her, consider her criminal record, her horrible appearance, and then move on without giving her a second thought? Did she ever have a chance? Do we chalk it up to "personal responsibility" and then go home and watch our flat screens? Do you look at her with pity or apathy?

She had a name. Rebecca.

Star Telegram story.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that she is someones daughter, someones sister, someones mother, someones aunt?

She just got caught up in something that was bigger than she is/was!

Anonymous said...

As they say, "but for the grace of God, there go I..."

No apathy here, partner. Life can be rotten.

Anonymous said...

sad.

Condoleesa said...

I have empathy for her but it has it's limits. I don't know her situation but we all have choices in this life.

I haven't always made good ones but I haven't ever been arrested.

TXsharon said...

The saddest eyes I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

That is sad.

Every day we run into people who are having a difficult time coping with something or other.

Maybe just a smile from us would help or a word of encouragement.

It just might save a life. Who knows?

Anonymous said...

So true!

Anonymous said...

Rebecca looks like she was addicted to drugs and who knows how many people tried to help her along the way.

A person has to want to be helped.

It is sad for any life to be wasted and I'm sure she is in a better place now because we do have a loving God who forgives us.

Anonymous said...

Just remember, on this blog marijuana is recommended as the "starter" drug of choice. Wonder if anyone ever handed this unfortunate soul a joint back in the day, which she smoked and thought "hey that's alright, man".

Anonymous said...

Well 9:15, I don't promote joint use, but if she got one from somebody it may have been just a small way to feel better. That poor thing looks like she's been rode hard and put up wet. And this world is full of folks like that.

Now she's out of her misery.

Still so sad though.

Anonymous said...

9:15 Go blow yourself, geek!

TT said...

If she was sentenced to 75 days in jail on March 28th, did she get out early on good behavior? Pretty ironic that being in jail could have saved her.

It makes me sad. She was a person who obviously never had a chance at life.

Anonymous said...

I have a sister. She's 46. She was beautiful once and now looks older, harder and sadder than this poor woman. She has been married 5 times, threw her kids away, has told horrible lies about everyone in her family and is genuinely an evil person.

She is an alcoholic.

She has never worked and will never have to since #5 recently died. The only difference between her and this woman is money. If my sister didn't have money she would probably have a criminal record and end up the same way. Instead she will die alone in her house with a bottle....the only thing she loves.

Anonymous said...

Never had a chance? Just got caught up?

Right. She had a chance, she CHOSE not to do anything with her life. She CHOSE to do drugs. She CHOSE to commit crimes.

Funny how the rest of the world manages to get by, stay out of jail, and not do drugs, but when this person, who just happens to "look sad" gets killed or dies everyone wants to feel sorry for her. Not me.

I feel sorry for someone, who's kid got killed in Iraq, sorry for someone who lost their mother to cancer, sorry for a dad who lost their child as a result of an auto accident. I don't feel sorry for someone who wasted their life with drugs and crime.

I bet you if the exact same facts related to a fugly looking dude, or a guy with gang histoty, or just a butt ugly not so sad woman, there wouldn't be this outcry.

You people make me want to puke, especially you Barry for posting this.

Anonymous said...

That last post was so powerful I cried at the end.

mzchief said...

True Story,

Twelve years ago one of my dearest friend's mother ELECTED at 39 to become a heroin addict and give up two teenage children, husband and upper middle class life, after having been a wife and mother for 16 years. My friend's mother HAD a wonderful family who spent YEARS and THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of dollars for rehab after rehab until my friend's mother ELECTED to run away to the streets of Philadelphia. My friend's mother has spent 3 years in prison for armed robbery, 14 months for drug possession and has been arrested NUMEROUS times for prostitution all the while ELECTING to do heroin and remain homeless.

It is a SHAME someone would ELECT to act so SELF-DESTRUCTIVE and CRUEL to those who love them. My friend has ELECTED to graduate college and be a SUCCESSFUL member of society who does NOT do drugs or break the law. However, my friend lives with the CONSTANT knowledge that there will be a day she receives the call informing her that her mother was found dead due to a drug over dose or murder. The saddness in the eyes of the woman posted by Barry does NOT compare to the saddness in the eyes of my friend when she talks about how much she wishes her mother had been NORMAL and how she STILL does not understand how her mother could abandon her and her little brother.

moart said...

we encountered this woman a little over a week ago, needing money for "gas for her car that was stranded on I-30." she was very clean and neat looking.she had a "story" and very convincing. I was leary,but we gave her a few dollars and wished her well. Never again will we be duped by sad stories. the very next day at albertsons, we were approached by a man needing help. we directed him to the nearest church with a benevolence room for people in need.

Anonymous said...

everbody gotta die sometime

Anonymous said...

You can't feel sorry for people like that. You are only enabling their problems by doing so.

Everyone chooses the life they lead. Clearly her life wasn't important to her.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of ignorant assholes.

mzchief said...

To anonyNOTHING 8:17...
Please, substantiate with VERIFIABLE facts YOUR supposition.

Anonymous said...

Compassion is what will save us from ourselves, not a state-imposed death penalty.

Anonymous said...

10:09 The next time you or a loved one are walking to your car and out of nowhere someone walks up behind you and puts a knife to your throat and you get that sick feeling way down in your gut that you are about to die for your car or what's in your wallet, you stop and think about the lonliness your children will feel the rest of their lives when your gone and then come and talk to us about compassion.