snapshot is too small and not clear. The way it speaks of the time around
the little family makes it worth saving. Sunday morning finds the two
families of the Epperson's and the Flood's making their way with the
children to services.
Rhonda on the left can
hardly be seen. She has been playing with her two cousins.
For anyone who had doubted
the benefit she would bring to her family was acted out in an instant. The
older of the two cousins was in Rhonda's bedroom playing. All at once
Rhonda was yelling at the top of her voice for someone to "hurry, come
When we Mother's rushed to
them there was Rhonda holding onto the skirt of the little girl with all
her might. Her one good hand was clamped onto the dress in an unbreakable
The little girl was all but
pulling her across the floor as she attempted to jab a hair pin into the
electrical outlet. Not until the little girl was stopped by her mother did
Rhonda release her hold on the fabric of her dress.
There was no doubt as to
the awareness Rhonda had of what was happening. Her face and eyes were a
picture of terror. No one ever doubted what worth she had to the family
after that incident.