Most know the story of the 1957 kidnapping and murder of Sycamore’s Maria Ridolph; but her brother, Charles Ridolph, has just publish his story of healing, nearly 60 years later. Ridolph’s book signing and discussion will take place at the Sycamore Public Library on the 59th anniversary of this horrible tragedy-Saturday, December 3, from 2:00pm-5:00pm.
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Many of us, if not all, have experienced some tragedy in our lives, and secondary victims of tragedy most often do not even see themselves as victims. They may not even realize how deeply and completely they have been impacted, but when they do, it can be overwhelming.
On December 3, 1957, my life was changed forever. The night my sister Maria was kidnapped is forever etched in my mind. The reliving of this terrible time in my life has taken many forms throughout the years, and I am sure there will be more to come.