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For Jean -
I asked Brian about a memorial when I was there yesterday, and he said there
was none as far as he knew.
Thought you might be interested in seeing Sandi's further email.
I found the Sept/Oct '91 AT News story about the other memorial in MA -
which I told her about. (That's what she is referring to in her email.)
Also - when I was there yesterday - I read that report by Donald Williams
on the Upattinas hike. That was a real treat!!
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Date: Fri, 16 Jun 1995 07:35:23 -0700 (MST)
From: Sandi Schiable <SCHIABLE@UWYO.EDU>
Thank you so much for asking around about a memorial for me. I do
appreciate your help. I received a wonderful letter from a hiker by
the name of Marshall, who told me that no, in fact, there was not a
memorial that he had ever seen or heard of, but that Bobby and Susan
would be remembered always, for their story is passed from hiker to
hiker. He had actually read the book that was written about them
"Murder on the Appalachian Trail", so he knew quite a bit about the
case, and has shared the story with many.
An interesting fact about these two, is that they were hiking to
raise funding for Bobby's mothers organization The Little Red
Schoolhouse, a home for mentally challenged children. They had a
large group of hikers, but the group had split up over the miles.
I think that Marshall is right, they will be remembered in their own
way, not only for what happened to them, but for what they were
accomplishing for themselves and for others.
I do hope to visit the memorial that you mentioned someday. Thank you
for being so helpful.