Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Debra - Left, Patti - Right


24 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

This photo had a caption, stating that it was taken at Sharon's funeral.

It does indeed look like a funeral photo...
But to me, Debra looks a bit young.

Sharon was born in 1943... died at 26 years old.

Debra was born 1952... that would make her what? 17 right?

Debra looks a bit young for 17 there to me... but, then again, I'm just old, so everyone looks young. LOL

katie8753 said...

Lynyrd I often wondered and asked the question: why did Doris & Paul wait 10 years to have more children after Sharon. No one has ever responded. I guess no one knows.

I don't know if it was a medical issue, or a personal decision.

Maybe Doris was so enamored by Sharon that she didn't want to spend time on another baby at that time.

I don't know.

Sharon was 26 when she died and Debra was 16, ten years younger.

Anyway, off the subject, Elizabeth Taylor died today. Sad.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Yeah, I was just reading the news about Elizabeth Taylor on my "homepage".

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Debra Tate always takes a LOT of flack on these blogs.

Granted... she does say and do, a LOT of really bizarre things.
Especially, when she says the sex between Roman and Samantha was "consentual".

I cut her slack, because she's obviously mentally ill, and has serious emotional issues.
You can see in her face, she's just "not right".

I pity the woman more than anything.

Afterall... her mental and emotional illness stems from the fact that her sister was brutally murdered when she was 16.
She didn't ask for that cross.

At the end of the day... folks have to remember, Debra is actually the victim here.
She's mentally ill, nuts, bonkers... whatever you want to call it, by events that were thrust on her... beyond her control.

I don't think she's half as strong as Doris and Patti were.
I think staying in the background, was good for her.

When Doris and Patti died, I believe Debra felt it was her duty, to continue the "mission" Doris and Patti had started.

She was thrust into a role, she's completely ill-equipped to handle, both mentally and emotionally.
Again... a cross she didn't ask for.

Debra was severely damaged by the murders, at a very inpressionable age... and now, is trying to fill a role, she's been left ill-equipped to handle.
That's my take on Debra in-a-nutshell.

As annoying and bizarre as Debra is... we have to remember, this is not the life she would have chosen for herself, or Sharon, I'm sure.
I'm sure these parole hearings, are something she dreads quite frankly.
As I said... I pity the woman more than anything.

katie8753 said...

Lynyrd you're right, she does dread the parole hearings. Like you said previously, if these people were truly sorry, they'd stop asking to get out and putting the family through all this every 2 years or so.

I do feel sorry for Debra as well, not only was her older sister, whom she idolized, brutally murdered, but all of her family is gone. I'm sure she feels alone.

bobby said...

I couldnt agree more with Katie & Lynyrd on this. I never understand the fat jokes & such that you read from many bloggers about Debra. Not everyone is a good family spokes person.

bobby said...

USPS tracking indicates my Ed Sanders book should arrive today. I hope I am not holding up the reading club, I know many have read the first group of pages & ready to begin. I can catch up quick.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hi Bob.

No rush brother... no rush at all.

bobby said...

Thanks Lynyrd, I just got home, driving 1.5hrs in a snow storm ( upstate NY) and no book !!

katie8753 said...

It's too bad you can't read it online.

bobby said...

or audio books, I could have listened to it on my way home !

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LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

My area is expecting 2-4 inches of snow tonight, as well. UGGH!!!

I hope it warms-up just-enough, and turns to rain!

If I have to take that damn snowblower out again... we're gonna have another murder to study! LOLOL
(just kidding)

It's offically spring for cry'in out loud.

New England...
Worst weather... best sports teams. LOLOL

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Audio book...
I didn't even think of that.

That's actually a great idea!
I've got a LOT of down time during my commute.

Maybe I'll do that the next time around. LOL

bobby said...

imagine how i feel, live in a snow belt & 30 years Buffalo Bills season ticket holder.

katie8753 said...

Well guys this is when it's nice to live in South Texas. We're having 80 degree weather.

However...come this summer and it's 100 degrees in the shade, I'll be wishing I was up north. HA HA.

Bobby did you check with your local library? That's where I found Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders.

katie8753 said...

>>> Lynyrd said: Audio book...
I didn't even think of that.

That's actually a great idea!
I've got a LOT of down time during my commute.

Maybe I'll do that the next time around. LOL>>>

Just make sure you don't get too engrossed and run a light or something. HA HA.

bobby said...

Thanks Katie, I will check out the local library, I purchased the Family book at Amazon & the tracking info said today for delivery, maybe the snow was a problem. Every time ive been Texas ( Dallas/Fortworth) the weather was crazy flying out. Either bad thunderstorms or ice storms. Otherwise i very much enjoyed my visits.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Upstate New York?
We're practically neighbors.

Bob, have you checked-out Bethel Woods... the Woodstock Museum?
I've always wanted to check that out.

I drove through upstate NY when I went to Niagara Falls... ya know, Buffalo.

When I was in high school, we used to drink cheap beer called "Utica Club".
We used to call it "Uterus Club".LOLOL
I think it was about $1.85 a six-pack in the early 80's.
The "good stuff" was $3.50. LOL

Anyway... I drove through Utica on my trip to Niagara.
Is the brewery still in operation?
Didn't they become "Matt's Brewery" at some point?

Remember the "Matt's Beer Ball"?
It was basically 3-4 cases of beer, inside a see-thru plastic ball... complete with cheap tap included.

Ahh... the Matt's Beer Ball... good times!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Katie said>>>>
"Just make sure you don't get too engrossed and run a light or something. HA HA"

Yeah... like during one of the "family" orgy descriptions right?! hahaha

See... I knew what you were thinking! LOLOL

bobby said...

Audio books are great, my kids got me my first ipod & i didnt know wht to use it for because I am a talk radio junkie. so i got the audio book idea & signed up for the one that gives you two books for free. I was in Utica last week for work & they have a whole line of specialty beers now, we trank Utica club & Iron city when I was teen !

bobby said...

biograpy channel has a Jimi Hendricks bio on now if anyone is interested.

bobby said...

Lynyrd, no i have not been to the woodstock museum, that would interest me. my brother was one of people stuck on the highway trying to get to woodstock, so he always say's the concert at Watkins Glenn was a better bash back in the day. I wasnt old enough to go.

katie8753 said...

>>>We used to call it "Uterus Club".LOLOL>>>

Now that's some high octane beer!! LOL.

>>>Bobby said: Thanks Katie, I will check out the local library, Every time ive been Texas ( Dallas/Fortworth) the weather was crazy flying out. Either bad thunderstorms or ice storms. Otherwise i very much enjoyed my visits.>>>

Bobby the weather in Dallas is CRAZY. We don't get that here. We don't usually get sleet or tornadoes, or in particular, earthquakes here.

We do sometimes get some bad weather off hurricanes, but it's usually not too bad.

>>>Lynyrd said: Yeah... like during one of the "family" orgy descriptions right?! hahaha

See... I knew what you were thinking! LOLOL>>

HA HA. Yeah, if you start listening to one of the "Charlie orchestrated love-ins" you might blow a fuse.

Charlie: Okay, tonight you be with him, and you be with her...and I'll just sit and watch.

HA HAHA.

Square off and do si do. LOL.

The Charlie-meister.