Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Grand Junction, CO

I met Marilyn Gibbs today in Grand Junction, CO. She was crossing the street, and I waved her across. She signaled a request to roll down my window. She needed a ride to a "friend's house". I gave her the ride, she handed me one of her copies, shook my hand (her "shaking arm" is in a cast). and called me her hero for life. I googled the Ringwald name on her letter and found this site.

She is an extremely nice lady, reminded me of my late mother-in-law.

I'm not much of a religious person, but keep her in your prayers.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fargo, ND

I can't believe that there is a tiny little community out there of people who have come in contact with this woman. Astounding. Anyway, here's my story:

This was a few months ago, in February (I have no exact date). I work at a hotel/bar/restaurant in Fargo, ND. I had finished my shift and had sat down to have a beer in our lounge with a few coworkers of mine. Before long, someone came over to our table and showed us four napkins that had been written on "by some woman who was hanging around here earlier." We all read them and were confused by them. I kept them because I found their cadence interesting and I thought about using some of her rhythms in a poem. Here is what they read:

"Bus Station Offense, 2:00 p.m.
White Racism And Microwave
Abuse Oppression"

"2:00 pm Police Set Up From Mrs. Kurston Sawyer
Rodwin Ringwald. Mental
Wand, Lock Down Offense
Stalking My Travel To
Recollect In The Illegal
Microwave Abuse Offense Funds"

"Hotel Donaldson
Hits To The Stomach To Bleed
Me To Death. 3:30 pm"

"Hotel Donaldson 3:30 pm
Meal Abuse And Hotel Abuse
On Patrons, Guests and Staff.

1. Warm Up Technology Hit Offense
To Attack Patrons, Guest, Staff

2. 667 Microwave Technology
Bathroom Button Offense To
Own The Hotel And Town
By This Offense."

I didn't get to see her or hear a description of her other than that she appeared to be friendly and a little ... unstable. As a person who has had to deal with schizophrenia in my family, I hope she is safe and finds what she is looking for. I also dig her tactics. She's like Markoff Cheney in the "Illuminatus! Trilogy" running around causing raw chaos.

I'll subscribe to your blog, but if you're updating people about Marilyn over email, count me in.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sandy, UT

Yesterday, June 10 in Sandy, Utah I was approached by a nice woman asking me for directions to WalMart. As I proceeded to point a direction she told me that she was really looking for Alta View hospital which was located near the WalMart. She then stopped, looked at me and asked if I would take her there. In this day of dangerous people I wasn’t sure what to do so I just looked right into her eyes for a minute and tried to decide if she really needed help or if she was a threat of any kind. I didn’t get any bad feeling so I told her to get in my car and I drove her to the hospital. She was a black woman, a little on the heavy side with a purse and what looked like a computer in a case. She was wearing a dark skirt and spring looking blouse and appeared to be freshly showered. She looked like she could have been a company rep or business person.

I asked her a few questions and she said that she said that she originally came from Auburn(I think that’s the name), California. She didn’t initiate any conversation or offer much information and was very quiet and vague with her answers. She said that she had to go to the hospital to have some things tested. She did comment on the beauty of the mountains. I dropped her off at the Emergency Room and as she got out she said that she was having some black cop trouble and that she had left me 10 letters, one for me and the rest for friends. She then said thank you my white friend, today and forever (something like that). It was a one page handwritten letter on both sides that started out with “Stop the night illegal collections and deals on my life. Mrs. Kunston Sawyer Rodwin Ringwald collects as me as a white woman.………..”

The letter was so odd that I googled Rodwin Ringwald to seeif there was anything to it and here I am!!! I realized that Marilyn Gibbs(if that is even her name) was the woman I took to the hospital. A very strange incident. I am amazed that she has gotten around as well as she has and I wonder if she is getting any psychological help along the way. I was also wondering if I should alert anyone about her but I don’t want her to be at greater risk for trouble. It would be very interesting to really know what her story is. I hope she stays safe and gets any help she needs.

West Jordan, UT

On June 10th, 2008 Marilyn Gibbs came to a meeting at my LDS church house for the women. She came in and introduced herself and sat down. It was a game night so we were all laughing and having fun and Marilyn stood up and started talking. Since it was a Spanish ward, my mother was translating. Marilyn compared herself as an activist, at the level of Martin Luther King Jr. She spoke out against the West Jordan Police because they were covering up technology crimes. She said that the Mormons had treated her well before and so she came back to talk to the women. She wasn't making very much sense and my poor mother was scrambling to translate and make sense of what Marilyn was saying. Before she left, she handed out fliers and left the room. I've done reaserch to try and find out more, but I've only come up with more questions....

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fallon, NV

On June 5th she made it to Fallon Nevada at my place of employment Holiday Inn Express. She asked my co-worker and I to make 150 front and back copies of her "Equinox.... Domestic Violence Shelter Guidelines & Resources BEDROOM#13" letter. My co-worker and I were reading it VERY CONFUSED and like the rest of you looked some things up on the web. We found this site and got chills.