This is Thelma in her
graduation picture from James John Elementary School, St. Johns, in
1948. She sits on the bottom, at the end; apart from the rest of
the children. Classmates say she had a body odor and called her
'stinky'. She was shunned and teased but as this picture shows,
the ugly duckling would soon be a swan.
Note: Her classmates well remember her death. Some put the time of abduction at two days... others for a week. Some say they remember an accomplice while others state that a deranged felon worked alone. The abductor took Thelma to The Portland Woolen Mill, located under the bridge.
Yes, that is her signature at
the top of the page; scanned from the back of the class picture.
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