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  1. #76
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    Bumping for Kate and Sheila.
    "It's unbelievable that people can disappear off the face of the Earth without a trace when they find dinosaur bones and identify them." ~ John Lyon

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    Thinking of Sheila and Kate with tears.
    What do we know about their likes and dislikes and their personalities?

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    I was invited to a sleepover at their house when I was little. My family had just moved to Silver Spring from Ohio, for my stepdad to enroll in a doctoral program at AU. I don't remember very much about the sleepover, except they had a pretty extravagant play set, a track of some sort, in the back yard. Also, I drank too much chlorinated water, got sick to my tummy, and their mom, or dad, was very kind. Their home was a caring one.

    When the kids were taken, my parents only told us not to be afraid, that nearly all kidnappings are parental custody disputes. Well, they certainly did find a creative way to tell the truth to keep us from being afraid, even if it wasn't applicable to this situation. It allowed me to keep my happy but brief memories of the family.

    I hope the girls and their parents didn't have only suffering in their lives after this happened. My memories of their family remain fond.

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    It is Hard to Believe it Will Be 41 Years on March 25, 2016

    It is hard to believe that on Friday, March 25, 2016,
    it will mark 41 years since the disappearance of Sheila and Katherine Lyon.

    I truly hope that with the advancements in technology since 1975,
    such as DNA testing and other things--that this case will be unraveled and if there are any other connections to this case, that they too will be solved.

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    41 Years Later

    After 41 years...still waiting and praying for Kate,Sheila and the Lyon family.
    "It's unbelievable that people can disappear off the face of the Earth without a trace when they find dinosaur bones and identify them." ~ John Lyon

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplifymylife2014 View Post
    It is hard to believe that on Friday, March 25, 2016,
    it will mark 41 years since the disappearance of Sheila and Katherine Lyon.

    I truly hope that with the advancements in technology since 1975,
    such as DNA testing and other things--that this case will be unraveled and if there are any other connections to this case, that they too will be solved.
    I know it is hard to believe the girls have been missing my whole life plus another ten years. I feel so sad for the Lyon family having to deal with the extreme loss and uncertainty for a horrendous amount of time. 41 years might have passed but people still care about Sheila and Katherine. We want to know what happened and who is responsible so they can be held accountable.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

    Merry Christmas to all Websleuths staff, members and guests.

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    Below is a post from a long closed thread in this topic. In it, I quoted portions of a Washington Star article which appeared 42 years ago today. It was in response to another member's question about what the girls were like personally.

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    A peek into the girls' personalities...



    I can only draw conclusions about the girls' personalities from what I have read about them. Somewhere back in the origional thread there is a post by someone who knew them personally and she speaks of what they were like.

    I think that the girls might have been a bit bolder around a stranger or someone they had only met casually if both were together, rather than one or the other walking home alone. They may have felt safer together. While Sheila may have been more reserved, and Kate more outgoing, Sheila may have been the one to lead the way as seen in one statement or Mrs. Biosca below.

    I remember reading a quote from the girls' mother once in which she stated that the girls were pretty smart, and knew not to talk to strangers, but that she could imagine them being tricked into a vehicle.

    She mentioned a scenario in which maybe a person were to drive up and say something like "There has been an accident, your Mom asked me to drive you to the hospital."

    Below are some quotes that I have snipped from an article published in the Washington Star on 6 April 1975. The reporter made her own observations and also interviewed Mary Lyon, the girls' mother in writing the article. I posted it in its entierty in the News Reports and Articles thread a while back.

    Perhaps you can draw some conclusions concerning the girls' personalities from these comments:

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    Sheila and Kate went to Wheaton Plaza by themselves. First, though, they went upstairs to the pale yellow bedroom they share with their stuffed animals and dressed.

    Sheila put on a navy blue sweatshirt and wheat colored jeans that she called her "Cheap jeans" and tennis shoes.

    Kate had on Wrangler blue jeans, a bright gold turtleneck, a red knit jacket and brown shoes.

    Mrs. Lyon told the girls she thought 3 o'clock would be "a good time" to be home.

    ...It was into this busy, teeming shopping scene that the two Lyon sisters walked. Two blond haired girls: Kate, the youngest, "sort of the silly one - the outgoing one" as some friends affectionately put it, and Sheila, the oldest, who they said is "quiet - she would talk when you talked to her."

    Sheila is the cook, the honor roll student at Newport Junior High, the artist, the bowler, a young girl just starting to take outside babysitting jobs - with a secret ambition to be a cheerleader.

    Kate likes to garden, play volleyball, roller skate, read books - and run. "She is really a fast runner - like a bullet," one friend said. And Kate is especially fond of her youngest brother, Joe. She often would dress him and walk him every day to their school, Oakland Terrace elementary.

    Sheila's school is Newport Junior High, to which she rides a bus.

    Sheila's and Kate's faces are not unfamiliar at Wheaton Plaza. The girls like candy and frequently browse through the shops, especially to look at clothes.

    ...Mrs. Biosca said one of the girls had stepped in front of her to look at a woman's wallet on display. "The one with the glasses (Sheila) was walking with the other one behind her, and had said, 'Oh, excuse me' to me. She was looking for a wallet, and I heard her say something to her sister like, 'Look at this. Isn't this nice?'"

    ...In the girls bedroom with the dainty vanity and the pink flowered vanity skirt and the ruffled white curtains. A poster of rock star John Denver hangs over Sheila's bed -- over Kate's one of Loggins and Messina.

    ...Sheila kept her money in a metal tea can. Jay counted the money in it and there was $17 and some odd cents.

    "We go to Myrtle Beach every year," Mrs. Lyon said. "And we encourage the children to save their money for that. I remember Sheila said the day before, 'Hey Mom, I have $20 already.'"

    "Kate had some money but she didn't have near what Sheila did."

    ...Mary Lyon hurriedly straightened the pink blanket on Kate's bed ...The photographer snaps a few pictures of the stuffed animals piled high on Sheila's pink sheets and blue flowered blanket. He does the same for Kate's.

    ... Mrs. Lyon stands over by the bookcse in a corner of the room pointing out Kate's Bobbsey Twins books. "Kate likes to read," said her mother. " She likes very sad, sentimental stories about orphans and poor little girls. She takes after me that way."

    It's April 6 and the wait is still on. Mrs. Lyon has changed her mind about a lot of things. "When they come home, Kate can get her ears pierced. And Sheila can wear eye shadow."

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    I recall another similar article which stated that Sheila was very good at her school subjects and had mostly A's, while Kate was not quite as studious.

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    The only way anyone would really know anything about their personalities would be to have met them, or to have known them personally. Looking at general traits that would have made them vulnerable is a different story, though.

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    A poster of rock star John Denver hangs over Sheila's bed

    *shudders* John Denver...

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    John Denver

    Quote Originally Posted by paul1980 View Post
    A poster of rock star John Denver hangs over Sheila's bed

    *shudders* John Denver...
    John Denver was a quite popular entertainer back in 1975. He was easily recognized by his haircut, gold rimmed glasses, and flower print shirts with wide collars.

    His music was a combination of Folk, Pop, and Country but usually featured on Pop type music radio stations.

    He played a mean 12 string accoustic guitar.

    John was also a private pilot who died in the crash of an experimental aircraft that he owned.


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    I'm too young for Denver's heyday. I grew up with the potshots taken at him by comedy shows.

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