There's a murderer on the run in Baldwin County and that's where I live. And he’s killed three people... My mom is at work and I'm home with the flu. My aunt and I are locked in the bedroom watching TV and the weather’s getting really bad, too.
...I’m actually scared so much my stomach is truly, literally hurting. My aunt told me I should write you to take my mind off it...
SCARED IN BALDWIN COUNTY
I'm glad you wrote me. I have a feeling that as soon as I write back, authorities will have caught this joker and none of the following will apply.
Even so, here's what you should know:
There’s no way in hell the peace officers in lower Alabama are going to let anything happen to you. Because they have guns.
And I know men from Baldwin, Escambia, and Santa Rosa County. These boys have been shooting dove, deer, duck, and wild turkey since they were old enough to say, “Look, Mommy, I make poopy.”
This dude's in trouble.
But never mind. You asked for help getting your mind off this topic. So I'll tell you what my mama told me when I was terrified.
There are angels around you.
Big ones. I know. You're probably WAY too old to believe in magical things like Santa, Easter Bunnies, Saint Francis, or Nick Saban. But this is serious. I’ve seen angels with my eyes.
Once, we wrecked in North Carolina. Mama hit a deer. It was late at night on a very dark, empty road. A stranger from nowhere helped us. He even knew my name.
Then he disappeared.
Another story: I know a woman who went swimming in the river with her friend. They got swept into the current. They nearly died. A man swam to them and pulled them ashore. Then he vanished.
You want more? Fine.…