Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Post from Maura


Just a little incidental update today.

One sharp armchair detective passed this along to me awhile back. It's a post from Maura that appeared on a website forum devoted to hiking in the White Mountains, in 1998.


7 comments:

  1. Good find!
    Did you notice the post is from Laurie Murray, but in the note she says she is Maura...
    Interesting...

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  2. HAHAHAHA hilaaarious conspiracies... In 1998, Maura was 15. In all likelihood, she didn't have her own email yet. At my house we didn't even have an internet connection in 1998. There's nothing weird or interesting about that at all.

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  3. Interesting? I knew someone would say something like that; in the early ages of the internet (and 1998 was extremely early, at least for most of the public; think 56k dialups) it was hardly unusual for parents to share one and only one internet account with their children. Especially since the child was 16 and they probably wanted to have access to the e-mail if necessary.

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  4. Well, I imagine that Maura - about 16 years old at the time- was using her mother´s internet and e-mail when posting this sweet message, very likely because she didn´t have her own internet/e-mail account at that point.
    Nothing surprising to me anyway...

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  5. Isn't "close knit" with a k? not nit as in nit wit?

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  6. I recall coming upon this about 2 years ago, when I started researching Maura's case. This comment was confirmation for me that she truly loved the White Mountains. I had a tear in my eye when I read it.

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  7. For people who doubt this was Maura or find it weird that it was Maura writing a comment with her mom's email, it was common in the late 1990s. In fact, the family probably only had dial-up too---- not cable or DSL wi fi, like today. People were not sure if it was a good idea allowing their kids to have email addresses back then. Email and the internet was a new thing back then for most people.

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