This is a true story I wrote, that eventually became a speech I did in Toastmasters, and eventually I put it on my blog. Enjoy.

Caroline's Place to Write

March 1, 1932 – Tuesday.  I was at home with my husband, Richard Hauptmann, after spending a full day at the bakery I worked at.  My husband helped me close up that night of March 1st.  I remember it was a cold night..snowing in Hopewell, New Jersey.  Coming from Germany I was just getting used to all this snow.

The next day, the headlines in the paper read that a baby had been kidnapped from a second story window at the Lindbergh estate close to town.  Lindbergh…yes – that must be Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator that flew over the Atlantic.  I proceeded to read that a kidnap note was found written by someone who probably knew little English, possibly a German.   The child, Charles Lindbergh Jr, a 20 month old boy was nowhere to be found.

Over the next couple of weeks I read several things about this kidnapping. …

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About Caroline

Daughter, Sister, Mom... I think the best thing I've done is to be a mom, to give my kids my love but not my thoughts and to listen, observe, offer advice when needed.
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  1. Wanda Reaves says:

    So well written, honey. This case has always interested me.


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