As this blog surpasses the 30K hits, I think that some gratitude is due on my part.
First, I would like to thank Joana Morais, for without her, this blog wouldn’t exist. Through her blog I started to understand the scandal. Through her person, I started to write, through her convincing and help, I started this blog. I should say “we”, for it was her enormous unselfish effort the making of this. My sole effort was to just put some words into it. Thank you, Joana.
Second, I would like to thank the two readers that supported me from the beginning, which allowed me to overcome the disappointment of writing without applause. They became the small audience to which I went on stage. Thank you Speak Your Mind, Thank you MariaC.
To the first, who has long been silent, I hope all is well with you. To the latter, who I privately called Maddie’s Grandmother, for if the little girl had a REAL Grandmother who fought for her with the intensity that MariaC has fought and still fights today, the parents would have been locked up right from the start.
Others came, slowly and steadely, to the point that whenever certain flags appeared on the counter it was like a friend saying a daily hello on the way to work, or back from it. From Norway, Sweden, Germany… and so many other Flags, that they became Familiar Flags. From Britain, Spain and Portugal, they were many, but some locations became, unaware to them, part of the inner circle.
Thank you, all of you that were my daily 20/30 readers.
Thirdly, a thanks to the people who run, read and comment the various forums who support the truth on Maddie, who’ve always supported me, and have made all worthwhile.
Fourthly, a special thanks to Ironside, who has so much supported me, and has brought in so many readers. It was a fortunate moment I had when I invited Ironside to be part of the team. He defined the blog as “exclusive”, “dark chocolate” and “over 21 only”, pardon the “breach-of-confidence”, my Friend.
These adjectives obviously have inflated my ego, so let me return the complimenting by saying that this blog significantly raised its quality standards with your inclusion. I believe that this blog was B.I. (before Ironside) around 19.000. Suddenly it went from 20/30, to 200/250 daily hits.
Not counting those we know that come hidden, nor those that come, snip a copy and go paste it somewhere else, like a pack of dogs feasting on a bone.
An enormous thanks, dear Ironside.
Lastly, a special thanks to the readers from all over the world. May you spread the word that in Portugal a heinous crime took place on May 3rd, 2007, and it wasn’t the death of a little girl.