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    Thank you all for coming, I wish you did not have to leave!

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    Thank you all for coming, I wish you did not have to leave!
    I wish we didn't, too, Sheza! Thanks for holding my hand and walking with me!

    Thanks to both you and Missing Sarah for guiding us around.

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    I love reading about all of you meeting!! Just AWESOME!!!

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    How wonderful! I wish I could have joined you all. I had chills when I watched the video. This is a very powerful testament to the impact Skyla and Taylor have had on all of us. Thanks to all who made this emotional trip to memorialize these girls and keep awareness of this case alive. Hugs to you all...matilda

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheza View Post
    Thank you all for coming, I wish you did not have to leave!
    I wish I did not have to leave either!! I love Oklahoma! You all are so wonderful, warm and friendly. I truly loved every minute of my trip. I loved meeting all of you. I could not believe I was actually there!

    I will never, ever forget this trip. What a journey!

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    I firmly believe the people responsible are local. No one could find their way in there without knowing exactly where they were going. I couldn't believe how close the house was to the road, and how close the driveway was to the memorial site. Unbelievable. I cried imagining how close to home they really were.......only a couple more minutes to safety.

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    I am so very proud of each of you for making this trip.

    Taylor and Skyla forever on my mind.

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    We all talked about the unbelievable feeling of peace we felt in that place. I will talk more about my other impressions on the psychic thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claycat View Post
    Taylor Paschal Placker and Skyla Whitaker were two young girls who were full of life and promise. They loved animals and they adored the stars of High School Musical. They were involved in cheerleading and sports at school. They had family and friends who loved them very much. One day on a country road near Weleetka, Oklahoma, their hopes and dreams were snuffed out. On June 8, 2008, an unspeakable crime was committed when these sweet girls were gunned down.

    A group of us came together here at Websleuths. We discussed, delved into, and cried over this crime. Skyla and Taylor have become our girls, the children of our hearts. On November 8, exactly five months from that fateful date, we made a pilgrimage to that lonely back road in rural Oklahoma and took that same walk that was the last walk of our girls on this earth.

    We did this, not only to honor their memory, but also to bring attention back to this case that seems to be slowly growing cold. We did this, because in expressing our love for Taylor and Skyla, we found love for each other.


    Here is the link to the video on Channel 8 in Oklahoma.

    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/1108/568263.html
    Here is a big and hug for all of you! I am so proud of each one of you. I am so glad that each one of you have such heartfelt memories to share. I would have loved to have been there with you all. It shows the tremendous carrying, compassion and love you all have in your hearts.

    Now I have so many questions.

    How long did you all get to stay?
    Did you get to stay overnight and have dinner or breakfast together?
    Did the Whitakers or Plackers know that you came?
    Did you contact the media or did they find out after you came?
    Did you place anything for the girls at the memorial site?

    How long did it take each of you to return home?

    LOL Sorry but you know Sister Sleuthers want to know all the scoop...

    Again, I am so glad you have created lifelong memories and are helping keep Taylor and Skyla's memory alive.

    Ocean
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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanblueeyes View Post
    Here is a big and hug for all of you! I am so proud of each one of you. I am so glad that each one of you have such heartfelt memories to share. I would have loved to have been there with you all. It shows the tremendous carrying, compassion and love you all have in your hearts.

    Now I have so many questions.

    How long did you all get to stay?
    Did you get to stay overnight and have dinner or breakfast together?
    Did the Whitakers or Plackers know that you came?
    Did you contact the media or did they find out after you came?
    Did you place anything for the girls at the memorial site?

    How long did it take each of you to return home?

    LOL Sorry but you know Sister Sleuthers want to know all the scoop...

    Again, I am so glad you have created lifelong memories and are helping keep Taylor and Skyla's memory alive.

    Ocean

    Thank you for your kind words. I went from Thursday night to Sunday night. Yes, we all stayed together at a hotel and shared many meals together. Our favourite meal had to be chicken fried steak at the Roundup!! What a hoot.

    Yes, the families were aware that we made the trip. After the media left we met with the Plackers. Boots contacted her friend in the media and was able to arrange the coverage. I think they did a beautiful job!

    We all placed something special at the site. Special thanks to Ruflossen for the beautiful memorial plaque which she had engraved with the girls name on it. One beautiful thing I feel I can share with you all........Peter Placker knows each and every item placed at that memorial. He was able to identify a pouch which contained two lucky pennies placed by ArizonaGiGi. That was something else. She hung it on a branch and he knew it was there.


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    Hi Ocean! Thanks! Yes, we definitely brought things to leave at the memorial. I left two magazines about High School Musical 3, because the girls loved Zac and Vanessa so much!

    I flew into Tulsa on Friday and left Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltzingmatilda View Post
    How wonderful! I wish I could have joined you all. I had chills when I watched the video. This is a very powerful testament to the impact Skyla and Taylor have had on all of us. Thanks to all who made this emotional trip to memorialize these girls and keep awareness of this case alive. Hugs to you all...matilda
    If you had chills watching it, imagine being there? I know in my heart I will never forget one moment of this trip.

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    I have to add that I'm having the blues today. Being there made it so much more real to me! I'm feeling the loss of these precious girls with so much more intensity!

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    I agree CC. Everywhere we turned, there were signs of the girls. Donation boxes, Crimestoppers posters, they were everywhere. It was so beautiful to see.

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    I think the girls were with us on Saturday afternoon. I felt at peace, something I was not expecting. It is so hard to explain.

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