I once wantd to write a book abt ordinary people who witnessd extraordinary events & how their lives were impactd. I believe the idea came from thinking abt Mary Ann Vecchio. she was the young runaway who happend to be on the Kent State University campus the day the National Guard killd 4 protesters. the photo of her with arms outstretchd over the body of Jeff Miller became an iconic image.
then I always wonderd abt Donald Turnupseed the 25 year-old engineering major whose Ford turnd into the path of James Dean's Porsche. & abt Betty Bersinger who was out walking one early morning & discoverd the several pieces of Elizabeth Short's body in that lot on Norton.
how did these events change the lives of these three?