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Amber Alert in my e-mail this morning
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Melanie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:32:58       [Reply]  [No Email]

Subject: amber alert

please look at the picture, read what her father says, then forward his message on.

Maybe if every one passes this on someone will see this child, that is how the girl from Stevens Point was found by circulation of her picture on tv. The internet circulates even overseas South America, and Canada etc. Thanks

Please pass this to everyone in your address book.

We have a store manager (Wal-Mart) from Longs, SC
who has a 9 year old daughter who has been missing for 2 weeks.
Keep the picture moving on. With luck on her side she will be found.
I am asking you all, begging you to please forward this email
on to anyone and everyone you know, PLEASE. My 9 year old girl,
Penny Brown, is missing. She has been missing for now two weeks..
It is still not too late. Please help us. If anyone anywhere
knows anything, please contact me at:
I am including a picture of her.V All prayers are appreciated!!


It only takes 2 seconds to forward this on.
If it was your child, you would want all the help you could get.
Thank you for your kindness. Hopefully you can help us.

Moses Cone Health System
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

DD    Posted 05-26-2004 at 14:44:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any of these things you get like this can be checked out at : )

Melanie- you know what's.    Posted 05-26-2004 at 14:55:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
...awful? Snopes is one of my favorite sites. I just honestly didn't think anybody would be sick enough to hoax this particular topic.

DD    Posted 05-26-2004 at 15:31:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, I've seen this same pic goin around for at least 5 years now : (

Texas    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:47:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lets start a new urban

Texas is rich, good looking and single :)

Ok I know thats pushing it but two outta three aint bad!

Stormie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 12:05:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think a better one would be that Texas has been kidnapped by cows that he named after uppity city women. You never know maybe the cows take offense to being named after your dates. :>) Just kidding with ya!


Texas    Posted 05-26-2004 at 12:25:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never looked at it that way. Appears Ive possibly insulted my cows! Guess I better stop and buy a bag of cubes on the way home and go apologize :)))

~Lenore    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:46:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
That photo looked like one I got last year in an email. I tried the email in that "alert",
it is not a good email.

Stormie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:42:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have recieved this email at least 8 to 10 times in the last four years. This email has recieved media coverage and has been listed as a hoax. I too forwarded it to everyone in my address book. Then after about the third time I got it with different stories each time I knew something was wrong. It is a shame that people have done this. Most everyone I know that gets a missing child picture just deletes it and dosen't give it a second thought anymore.


Melanie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:55:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, NO!!!!! I forwarded it to a bunch of folks, too... gotta go e-mail some apologies.... dangit.

~Lenore    Posted 05-26-2004 at 12:03:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dont feel too bad Melanie, most of us have done it before we became skeptics. LOL

I keep several hoax sites on my favorites list. I check 99% of all the forwards I get. You know the ones where I'll get free stuff if I forward, or something cute will happen after I forward it, etc, etc.

Since it is impossible for Bill gates or The Gap to count or know how many emails anyone sends (except there own) these things are hoaxes.

Floyd    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:42:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Click Here

JB    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:56:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a sick person who writes these things up. There is a site called Truth or Fiction and you can go and check out doubtful e mails. I found so many hoaxes were being sent, I just simply refuse to forward any of this junk. Maybe miss some things that should be sent, but I sure cut the junk off that comes to my mailbox! I recall reading a funny hoax in there, if I can find it, I will post it in a bit.

Melanie... Oh, my Lord    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:53:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
THEY GOT ME!!!!! (^#&*(^$@#)*(&$$^@%#&(
The worst thing about this is, I would NEVER dare to even think for a SECOND that this kind of serious matter would be a hoax... who is so awful as to play this little "joke"??? Oh, my gosh.
Well, apologies to all around... good grief.

Clipper    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:56:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You been "had" College git back ta werk!!!! :^)

Stormie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:55:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
It shows you have a good heart. Don't apologize for that :>)

Don't let it get to ya...    Posted 05-26-2004 at 11:55:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
You did exactly as they wanted...But that is not always a 'bad' thing...

The world needs more people with 'trust' in their hearts...


Melanie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 12:49:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it had been anything else....
but as a parent of two girls, this is my worst fear, my soft spot, and my "soapbox activator" (which I am struggling against jumping on RIGHT NOW), so I fell for it, H, L, and S. Owell... thanks to everybody for sparing the skillet!!! I'll be more keerful next time. :)

Texas    Posted 05-26-2004 at 12:53:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dont be too keerful...then we wouldnt have anything to pick on you about :))

Melanie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 12:58:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heh, heh... I actually went for that old joke, "Did you know the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary?"

~Lenore    Posted 05-26-2004 at 13:08:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
IT IS, TOO, I found it it is under th M's;
it is spelled Melanie.

Forgive me girl, I just could not resist!!
So you have a tender trusting heart, we are all Sponge Bobs, too!!

Melanie    Posted 05-26-2004 at 13:12:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, yeah, that's right, I meant to tell you I was a S.B.S.P. myself... :)

~Lenore    Posted 05-26-2004 at 13:24:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I knew it, Melanie, I think most of us on here are. That is why it is such a nice place to visit. We even can disagree and still be nice!!

I think most here really care about the others. I know if someone turns up missing we notice and want them to report in that they are OK.

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