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Remember a gorgeous lady who was arrested for stealing a baby

Remember a gorgeous lady who once arrested beacuse of stealing a baby

For nearly a hundred years, the Tulsa massacre was left out of textbooks, even in Oklahoma. Olivia Hooker, one of the last survivors of the Tulsa massacre, said in one of her last interviews that she could still remember watching a white mob burn her house. She was six when the mob broke into her family home. Her mother hid Hooker and her siblings under an oak table.

When Brandi came to the door, she looked nothing like the girl whose Paw-Paw won the single largest undivided lottery jackpot in history. That girl had a proud, beaming face framed with fluffy light-blonde hair. This Brandi was disheveled. Her baggy clothes hung on her. Her face was sunken. The Hurricane townhouse where she sometimes stayed was in spectacular disarray: furniture askew, drawers pulled out, walls defaced with graffiti.


Woman who stole baby and raised her for 17 years apologizes to the ...


Jack had always been up for a good time and "happy-go-lucky," says niece Melissa Harris, who works for the construction company Jack owns with her father. Jewell believed in living by the word of God. She didn't favor drinking, Harris says. But she and Jack loved to dance for hours over at the Do-Wop, a '50s dance at a local park. "She was madly in love with him, and he worshiped her," Harris says. "I always thought they were the perfect couple."


Alternatively, a bereaved child may regard himself as hostile and destructive. The tendency of children to think in egocentric, magical ways and to equate thought with deed may lead to the belief that their destructive impulses or angry feelings destroyed the parent or sibling. This can lead to a hostile image of the self, especially if there was a great deal of competition and hostility in the prior relationship, as is likely to be true of siblings. 22 Relatively universal death wishes can return to haunt the bereaved child in the form of feelings of responsibility and guilt. 122,139 Such feelings are more likely to be a problem if the death wishes were especially intense.


A handful of prospective studies describe intermediate effects, but many of these have methodologic flaws, such as a failure to use nonbereaved control groups, 78,114 a lack of direct assessment of bereaved children, 137 and a failure to follow children over a sufficiently long pe riod of time. 114,137 Furthermore, it is not clear that findings from studies conducted in other countries, possibly during wartime, can be generalized to American children living under less socially disruptive conditions. Different methods have been used to study outcomes of childhood bereavement and, partly because of the variation in approach, studies have yielded different results.


"We have no leads," Chief Deputy Dailey told reporters. Police said Brandi had several expensive cars, and all of them were accounted for. That set people clucking. Who in their right mind, they asked, would give a 17-year-old all those cars?


On Monday, December 20, almost two years after Jack bought the winning Powerball ticket, police found Brandi on the Crosier property. She was dead. Her body had been wrapped in a plastic tarp and dumped behind a junked van in a place called Scary Creek.


Medical Consequences. A few investigators have suggested a link between loss experiences and subsequent precipitation or "activation" of specific diseases, such as thyrotoxicosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes. 68,90,101 The literature on the medical consequences of bereavement in children is extremely limited, however.


Some people had the mistaken impression that Brenda and the clerk who'd sold Jack his winning ticket were now millionaires. Once, a man followed the other clerk home from work. Brenda's boyfriend started getting paranoid. "He'd say, I don't want anybody to try to kidnap you," Brenda recalls.

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Bereavement During Childhood and Adolescence 1970, Viewed 31 October 2020, <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK217849/>.

Jack Whittaker won Powerball's $314 million jackpot. It ruined his life ... 1970, Viewed 31 October 2020, <https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/10/24/jack-whittaker-powerball-lottery-winners-life-was-ruined-after-m-jackpot/>.

Remembering 'Red Summer,' when white mobs massacred Blacks ... 1970, Viewed 31 October 2020, <https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/06/remembering-red-summer-white-mobs-massacred-blacks-tulsa-dc/>.

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