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Seven years ago, then-23-year-old Amy Bradley went missing while on a Caribbean cruise with her family...<br><br>
one of the waiters came up to us as we were in the atrium. He specifically asked for Amy by name. I asked him why he wanted Amy. He said because we want to take her to a bar....<br><br>
We came to find out that the same bar that they wanted to take Amy to was the same bar as Natalee Holloway was in.<br><br><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">This is such a disturbing story. I'd been thinking that Natalee Holloway is probably dead although the possibility of slavery had occurred to me as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></span>
 

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I hate to say this, but the only reason why the Natalee Holloway case is getting so much media attention is because she is/was pretty, wealthy, and white. It seems like missing people who are not-so-pretty, not-so-wealthy, and not-so-white are ignored by the media.
 

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That is really scary.<br><br>
I also agree with you, chersolly....Natalee Halloway is sort of the idealized image of beauty (and she is beautiful).<br><br>
We honeymooned in Curacao, so I feel especially sad to hear this story.
 

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I don't disagree that the disappearance of a white female garners far more media attention than the disappearance of any other type of person. It's just a fact.<br><br>
But I feel really sad when I read about this particular disappearance and here's why; my daughter is 13, just about to turn 14 and go into high school. I've been thinking about how soon the day will come when she goes out into the world. It's very easy for me to imagine Natalee as my own daughter, and she's gone on a trip to Aruba before embarking on a life full of promise and potential...except...I never see her again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
I mean, at that point I think I'd probably be ready to breath a sigh of relief, thinking that she got through her teen years without being date raped, hit by a drunk driver, pregnant, on drugs and so forth and so on, all of the things that every parent thinks of from time to time. To see her so close to launching this wonderful life for herself, only to have her mysteriously vanish...it's just really easy to put myself in that position right now, if you know what I mean.
 

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Sarihah, I totally understand. It is just a terrible story. 18 is still so young. I can't stop thinking about her, and her poor parents.
 

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Very sad & scary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Thank you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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