“ A Wonderful Story! ”
I thought this was so wonderful. I only wish they spent a little more time on it. It should have been Breaking News in my opinion.
More than two decades ago, a newborn sick with fever was snatched from a New York City hospital, her frantic mother returning to the emergency room to find an empty crib. On Wednesday, police said the baby — now a woman who
reached out to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children because she suspected that the people raising her were not her real family — has been found.
Carlina White was just 19 days old when she disappeared from Harlem Hospital on Aug. 4, 1987. Police searched for her kidnappers but never found enough evidence to charge any suspects. Her mother, Joy White, always had a feeling that her baby
was alive, her family said.
"I never gave up looking for her," she told the New York Post.
On Jan. 4, a woman known as Nejdra Nance, who was raised in Bridgeport, Conn., and now lives in Atlanta, contacted Joy White, sending along baby photos that looked nearly identical to shots of Carlina posted on a missing children's website.
Nance told White she thought she might be her daughter.
Nance had long suspected that the people raising her were not her real family. After she found a photo of a familiar-looking girl on the website of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, she got in touch with the organization, which in turn contacted Joy White on Jan. 4.
"She said she just had a feeling; she felt different from the people raising her," said Nance's maternal grandmother, Elizabeth White, 71. "She searched, and then she found Joy."
In a report that aired Thursday on TODAY, Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, told NBC News: "I think it's important that people recognize this girl is the hero. She's the one whose intelligence
and tenacity resulted in her own recovery, reuniting her with her family."
“ POLL: ABOUT YOUR FI/DH ”
- Where was your FI/DH born? Tarlac, Philippines
- What color are his eyes? Brown
- Is your FI/DH a tidy person? He is a total neat freak! He re-cleans and re-folds everything if its not to his liking
- Does he like sports? Mostly basketball and boxing
- What is their favorite TV Show? Doesn't really have a favorite, but loves to watch sports, travel channel, comedy shows
- What does your FI/DH do for a living now? He works in the architectural field.
- What is his hobby? Collecting shoes and working out
- What would your FI/DH grab in a fire (besides you!)? OMG his Jordan shoes collection!
- What is his best feature? I love his face =)
- How many kids does he want? 2 if we have a boy and a girl. 4 at the most
- If he can meet anyone famous, who would they be? No question about it. Michael Jordan. I think if he could marry Michael Jordan he would. He already has two tatoos Michael Jordan related and has
collected over 200 shoes
“ Introductions: ”
Welcome welcome you amazing October 2010 brides!! Please tell us a little bit about yourself!
Wedding Date: October 15, 2010!!
FI's Name: Joshua
Location of Wedding: Dreams Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!!
Wedding Colors: Aqua, plum purple, and silver
Favorite part of you wedding so far: Obv. FI.. and the fact that we are having a DW!! And my dress!!
Feel free to add anything else!more »
“ PDX, OREGON BRIDES... ”
The last few weddings I have been in, the bridal party has gotten their make-up done by Darbey Bacchus Budd..he is AMAZING!! I have to have him for my big day..but the numbers I have for him are no good..can't seem to find him anywhere..he's
MIA! If you girls have heard of him or know anything I would love to track him down! TIA!!!more »
“ PORTLAND Area GTG! Monday!!! ”
Some Portland area PW gals are getting together on MONDAY JULY 27th at 5:30 at the McCormicks at Bridgeport in Lake Oswego.
If anyone else out there will be in the area and can come - let me know!! It would be awesome to get a big as group as possible!!
YAY GTGs!!more »
“ tacky ”
1 a: characterized by lack of good breeding <couldn't run around downtown…in a bikini, which was tacky — Cyra
McFadden> b: shabby, seedy <a tacky town whose citrus groves were
blighted by smoke — Bryce Nelson>2: not having or exhibiting good taste: as a: marked by lack of style : dowdy b: marked by cheap showiness : gaudy <a tacky publicity stunt> <a tacky outfit>
can we just agree to not use this word in reference to others' weddings?
“ This Bride is awesome!!! ”
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Georgette Fogarty-Clemons was heading more »
home from her wedding Sunday evening, looking forward to relaxing
with a few friends. Her friend was driving slowly because they had
cake in the car, along with hydrangeas and lilies
still in water.
That's when Fogarty-Clemons spotted smoke from the side of her
neighbor's house in Bridgeport and told her friend to back up and
Still in her wedding gown and high heels, Fogarty-Clemons jumped
out of the car.
"I stepped right into a pile of mud," Fogarty-Clemons said.
"I just thought to myself, 'Oh my God, my shoes."'
"Where are you going?" asked her friend, Hanifah Bost,
thinking the smoke was from a barbecue. Guests following them were
"That's fire," Fogarty-Clemons said. "Come on; we have to
Fogarty-Clemons made it to the house and pounded on the door,
alerting the residents to the fire. A woman and her 16-year-old son
and their pets were able to escape unharmed.
"We have no way of knowing
what would have happened had she not
come to the door," said Susan Schneiderman, who owns the house
that caught fire.
As firefighters arrived and battled the blaze after members of
the family were alerted,
Fogarty-Clemons folded her muddied wedding
"She was doing her best to get everybody out," Bridgeport
Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Porzelt said. "It's got to be a funny
thing to end up doing that on your
wedding day, in your wedding
Fire officials said the cause is under investigation. The home's
occupants were not injured, though a firefighter suffered a wrist
injury and a lieutenant's shoulder was injured,
Schneiderman said it was "surreal" to have a bride show up in
her wedding dress to say her house was on fire.
"I wished her mazel tov, remember that," Schneiderman said.
"I thought it was
amazing and selfless."
Her son, Lowell Eitelberg, said Fogarty-Clemons and her friend
made sure no one else was at home, then let him use their cell
phone. "I think it was a show of real community," he said.
Fogarty-Clemons, who also knocked on a neighbor's door to alert
them, said what she did was a natural reaction.
"They are my neighbors," said Fogarty-Clemons, a 31-year-old
tax accountant who has two boys,
ages 7 and 4. "God forbid if
there was a fatality. How could I explain that to my children? I
just couldn't live with myself if I didn't do anything."
Bost and Fogarty-Clemons said the occupants initially didn't
believe it was a fire -- until they showed them the flames. They
grew nervous as the residents went back in to get their pets, so
Bost went into the foyer to try to coax them out.
"We were getting emotional because the
fire was spreading,"
Schneiderman and her son returned to the house Monday to assess
the damage. A white plastic fence was curled and melted from the
blaze, windows were boarded up and framing
"The den is totally gone," Schneiderman told her son.
Schneiderman said she's not sure what caused the fire, which
apparently started on a rear porch. She said she is an unemployed
attorney and her husband an unemployed contractor.
Fogarty-Clemons said she hopes the community rallies to help the
"They lost so much," Fogarty-Clemons said. "I think the focus
should be on them
and what we do for them."