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bob mills for sue and forum
timing is everything
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:49

Anne wasn't alone in assuming the Eaglet would be unharmed. In can't be overemphasized that with three reported kidnappings a day back then (plus the unreported), it was routine to pay ransom and get a baby back. Only the iconic status of the Lindberghs made the kidnapping front-page news...if it had happened to Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, it would have been page 20 news at best.

  • Re: timing is everything Sue for Bob, Fri Sep 29 01:12
    Anne might have been given false hope from Lindbergh and the police that the baby would be returned alive. Maybe family members were coached to have her believe the best. What else were they going to ... more
    • timing is everything — bob mills for sue and forum, Fri Sep 29 11:49
      • The High School Teacher, 1932Sue for Bob, Sat Sep 30 15:19
        H.M.C. is the author of an editorial that appeared in a 1932 publication called The High School Teacher. H.M.C. also did not feel it was right that the Lindbergh story crowded out the attention that... more
      • Other Kids Were AbductedSue for Bob, Sat Sep 30 11:09
        Well, Bob, you are right. This anonymous letter that sits in the Hoboken Historical Museum shows the frustration other people felt that so much attention was being paid to the Lindbergh's child and... more
        • the only kidnapping (that night)bob mills for sue, Sun Oct 1 04:19
          Great find, Sue. I'm amazed at how you come up with this stuff. This shows not only that kidnapping was commonplace in 1932, but that people from "flyover country" resent East Coast/West Coast ways.... more
        • Not AnonymousSue for Bob, Sat Sep 30 11:17
          There is a signature on the letter, but no return address.
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