Monday, June 30, 2014

Recipe for Disaster

Combine equal parts 

  • Cocaine
  • PCP
  • Quaaludes
  • Seconal 

  •  Yield: Causes death

    Even before the Oakland County Child Killer murders, my first real exposure to death was when "Family Affair" cutie Anissa Jones died in 1976. I pictured her looking like Buffy still, with Mrs. Beasley tucked under her arm, so it made no sense that she could have been overdosing on drugs, a word I barely understood the meaning of. But it was only when this cookbook popped up on my Facebook news feed last week did I dig deeper and find what she looked like closer to her death at age 18. What a beautiful girl -- still far too young to imagine abusing narcotics -- and a tragic ending. Her brother overdosed a few years later leaving mom Mary Paula Jones childless till her death in 2010..

    1 comment:

    JimmyD said...

    And, of course...