From: L.W. Thompson
Date: Sun May 14, 2000 9:03pm
Subject: Search for Barbie Day 20

Happy Mother's day everyone!

It's so hard for me to celebrate properly with my little girl away from home.

At about 4:00 am, Beasley's tummy suddenly got sick; he barfed twice on the floor and once on the bed. Such fun. I think he's licking himself enough to make his tummy revolt. Of course, breaking into the garbage can yesterday afternoon and eating the wrappers from the "bakes" we'd had for dinner didn't help any.

My sleep was fitful to say the least for the rest of the night. I dreamed that Barbie was outside in the yard, but I just couldn't move fast enough to get to her and instead of bringing her safely indoors, Gypsies came and took her away. Yes, it was only a dream, but it upset me none the less.

After getting up and dressing, I went with John to about 6 more churches to put flyers on the cars and search again at the deserted places where Sherry and I had looked yesterday. (Before Sherry pipes up and tells you, I'll admit to having driven down a one way street the wrong way, and backing up into a telephone pole supporting guy-wire yesterday. Of course today I topped those feats and told some guy I was looking for my lost *cat*, when I'd meant to tell him I was looking for Barbie and ask weather he'd noticed the cat food sitting out beside his building was disappearing at a more rapid than usual pace.)

I do feel that the one especially good way to get the most wide spread coverage is by putting the flyers on cars at churches, since people have to look at the flyer when they take the paper off their windshield and some have called from a decent distance away (5 or more miles) with word of a dog that they've seen.

Yes, I know it would have been nice to take some time off today to rest, but I just can't while my sweet little girl is lost. The worst part is that I'm beginning to feel so helpless and hopeless about the whole situation. There simply is no way that I can do enough to get her back home.

Leann & Beasley
Missing Barbie

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