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'Baby Jessica,' Now 19, Reportedly Marries
The Guardian (UK) ^

Posted on 01/29/2006 7:57:29 PM PST by blam

'Baby Jessica,' Now 19, Reportedly Marries

Monday January 30, 2006 3:31 AM

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - ``Baby Jessica,'' whose dramatic rescue from an abandoned Texas well was televised across the country 18 years ago, got married in a private ceremony, People magazine reported on its Web site.

Crews struggled for 58 hours to rescue Jessica McClure after she fell into an 8-inch-wide pipe in October 1987.

The celebrity magazine reported that McClure, now 19, married Daniel Morales, 32, at a rural church outside Midland on Saturday. A sign on the door instructed guests not to take pictures or video, the magazine said.

The two met at a day-care center where Morales' sister worked with McClure, according to the magazine.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: 19; baby; babyjessica; jessica; marries; now; reportedly; rescue; weddingbells
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We all remember this...seems like only yesterday.
1 posted on 01/29/2006 7:57:31 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Wow...has it been that long? Time flies, doesn't seem like nearly that long.


2 posted on 01/29/2006 8:00:29 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: blam

Alls well that ends well?


3 posted on 01/29/2006 8:00:55 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: blam

wow, time does fly.


4 posted on 01/29/2006 8:01:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Petronski

ARGH!

Sure that wasn't a mighty well?


5 posted on 01/29/2006 8:01:47 PM PST by najida (Some days I meltdown faster than chocolate.)
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To: blam

sheesh..the dude really did rob the cradle

32??


6 posted on 01/29/2006 8:02:43 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: blam

Image that is "seared, seared" in my mind.
7 posted on 01/29/2006 8:02:57 PM PST by smith288 (The older I get, the dumber I become as im wise enough to acknowledge how much more there is to know)
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To: najida

Blasphemer!




;OP


8 posted on 01/29/2006 8:03:24 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

McClure, now 19, married Daniel Morales, "32"!!!!!!Wow


9 posted on 01/29/2006 8:03:58 PM PST by tbird5
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To: blam

I'm wishing them well.


10 posted on 01/29/2006 8:06:07 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: blam

Seems like just yesterday I was watching the rescue...and then a TV movie on the rescue.


11 posted on 01/29/2006 8:06:54 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: blam

Geez...I'm 32 1/2 and I still can't get married.


12 posted on 01/29/2006 8:06:56 PM PST by xrp
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To: blam

We were talking about "Baby Jessica" the other day on the mining thread. Congratulations to her.


13 posted on 01/29/2006 8:08:32 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: blam

She is 19 and he he's 32?

Gosh, that girl keeps falling into trouble.


14 posted on 01/29/2006 8:09:08 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: xrp
"Geez...I'm 32 1/2 and I still can't get married."

There's still time. I'm 62 and managed to survive 3 marriages.

15 posted on 01/29/2006 8:09:55 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

My parents spent days glued to the TV watching Jessica being rescued from the well.

I wish they were here to see her get married.


16 posted on 01/29/2006 8:11:32 PM PST by garyhope (Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all good Freepers and our brave military.)
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To: wallcrawlr

It could be worse....it could be Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales, but he'd be more like 50. Last I heard he was under indictment...did he ever go to the pokey?


18 posted on 01/29/2006 8:13:22 PM PST by hispanarepublicana (Chuck Cooperstein is a tool.)
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To: Radix
She is 19 and he he's 32? Gosh, that girl keeps falling into trouble.

Why don't we all just wish them well and not critique their private life.

19 posted on 01/29/2006 8:13:24 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Pittsburgh is going to the SuperBowl...here we go!!!)
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To: Radix
When you are an adult does age really make a difference? This older man may treat her like a princess. Guys my own age always seemed so immature.
20 posted on 01/29/2006 8:13:31 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

How old would that be?


21 posted on 01/29/2006 8:15:31 PM PST by xrp
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To: xrp

Well............don't rush into it!


22 posted on 01/29/2006 8:15:46 PM PST by Thumper1960 (The enemy within: Demoncrats and DSA.ORG Sedition is a Liberal "family value".)
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To: smith288

23 posted on 01/29/2006 8:18:42 PM PST by blam
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To: blam


Jessica McClure, at her 2004 high school graduation ceremony CREDIT: TIM FISCHER / MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM / AP
24 posted on 01/29/2006 8:22:59 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: blam
I hope she looked before she lept. It's not good to jump headlong in to these things.
25 posted on 01/29/2006 8:23:18 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Radix

My husband is 13+ years older than I and our 13th anniversary will be here in a few months.
Some folks just don't get it and I see you are one of them!!!


26 posted on 01/29/2006 8:24:19 PM PST by stlnative
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To: BigCinBigD

I wonder if she drinks bottled water.


27 posted on 01/29/2006 8:25:14 PM PST by Cvengr (<;^) Adversity in life and death is inevitable, stress is optional.)
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To: blam

At 25, McClure stands to earn a trust fund reportedly valued in excess of $1 million, made up of contributions from well-wishers around the world.

http://people.aol.com/people/articles/0,19736,1154151,00.html


28 posted on 01/29/2006 8:25:28 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: maggief

she looks just like her momma!


29 posted on 01/29/2006 8:26:36 PM PST by stlnative
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To: blam; All

God I feel old now thank you LOL!

I remember that story DAMNNNN


30 posted on 01/29/2006 8:28:05 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: stlnative
My husband is 13+ years older than I and our 13th anniversary will be here in a few months.

My mother was 12 years older than my father, and from everything I've been told about them (they passed when I was six, so my memory is scant at best), theirs was a love story for the ages.

Don't let anyone ever get away with prejudging your situation. Here's to the next 13 (26, 39...)!

31 posted on 01/29/2006 8:32:03 PM PST by wittyone (A friend is someone who will help you move. A true friend is someone who will help you move bodies.)
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To: blam

Congratulations and have a happy life. The beauty of this story has always been somewhat damaged for me by the knowledge that the paramedic who slid down the parallel well to rescue her committed suicide with a shotgun eight years later. Many have tried to claim it was the post-traumatic stress from the rescue, but I have trouble believing that. A good rescue is the affirmation we get that what we're doing in the emergency services is worth it.


32 posted on 01/29/2006 8:33:48 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Look, Daddy! Teacher says every time a Kennedy talks, a Republican gets a house seat!)
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To: blam

The saddest part of this story is that man that brought her out of that well comitted suicide a few years back.

Prayers for him, every time I think of her.


33 posted on 01/29/2006 8:37:33 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Good one!


34 posted on 01/29/2006 8:40:16 PM PST by Buck W. (Yesterday's Intelligentsia are today's Irrelevantsia.)
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To: Cvengr
I wonder if she drinks bottled water.

Everyone in Midland drinks bottled water. The sulphur in the tap water masks the flavor of the nasty stuff.

35 posted on 01/29/2006 8:47:16 PM PST by PAR35
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To: stlnative

Thirteen years is not really a lot.

She is 19 and he is 32.

That is a lot.

You can't see that?

Well then we must respectfully disagree on some things.


36 posted on 01/29/2006 8:47:16 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: Richard Kimball
Police officer in 'Baby Jessica' rescue sentenced to prison

MIDLAND, Texas - A former Midland police officer who helped in the 1987 rescue of "Baby Jessica McClure" was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and improper storage of explosives.

William Andrew Glasscock Jr., 52, pleaded guilty to the charges in February, admitting he used a hidden camera to film a 12-year-old girl undressing and getting in and out of the shower last summer at his home.

He also admitted he stored 400 pounds of high explosives, 1,700 blasting caps, a detonator cord, an artillery shell, two pipe bombs and four homemade hand grenades at his Midland County home.

37 posted on 01/29/2006 8:51:11 PM PST by blam
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Thirteen years is not really a lot.

She is 19 and he is 32.

That is a lot.

You can't see that?

Well then we must respectfully disagree on some things.

My father, 18, proposed to my mother, 30, and she accepted. My grandparents would not allow them to marry (this was 1948). A short while later, my mother moved away and told my father to look her up if he was still interested when he was 21.

On his 21st birthday, my mother was in NYC (3 states away) dating a doctor. She received a telegram from my father asking if she would still have him. She dumped the doctor and flew back to my father's arms. Shortly thereafter, they were married.

Three kids later, my father went blind from glaucoma (complications from diabetes). Two more kids (I was her fifth C-section at 43) and she later got breast cancer. They loved each other through 16 years of marriage, 5 kids, two debilitating diseases, and everyone who knew them attested to the amazing nature of their love.

They died 5 months apart in 1967, in love until the end.

You may feel 19 and 32 is wrong, but I know better. It entirely depends on the two people involved, and the ages are entirely irrelevant.

38 posted on 01/29/2006 8:57:31 PM PST by wittyone (A friend is someone who will help you move. A true friend is someone who will help you move bodies.)
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To: maggief

Didn't her father blow a wad of the money on coke?


39 posted on 01/29/2006 9:01:52 PM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: Radix

Do you feel the same way about 21 and 34?


40 posted on 01/29/2006 9:04:49 PM PST by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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To: wittyone

I don't really feel that 19 to 31 is so wrong. For generations, women married and bore children while still in their teens.

I dunno, our culture, somehow has made things different.

Our sons can die in a war but are not able to legally drink a beer. That is nonsense.

Most of the 19 year olds that I have ever known were not mature enough to raise children. I know that I wasn't when I was that age. Thank God I never had to demonstrate that inadequacy to anyone.

I am not meaning to entrench myself into some particular philisophical posture. Some people are more mature than otrhers at 19 years old. I was not one who was so.


41 posted on 01/29/2006 9:08:06 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: Radix

I am under 40 years old. I have been with my husband for 18+ years - married now for almost 13 of those 18+ years. He will always be 13+ years older than I if you want to do the math, just as Jessica's husband will always be 13 years older than her.

Congrats to Jessica and her husband!


42 posted on 01/29/2006 9:11:16 PM PST by stlnative
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To: Radix
Some people are more mature than otrhers at 19 years old. I was not one who was so.

My point exactly, it depends on the person. My best to you and yours.

43 posted on 01/29/2006 9:11:35 PM PST by wittyone (A friend is someone who will help you move. A true friend is someone who will help you move bodies.)
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To: blam

You'll need some young blood to push that wheelchair :>)


44 posted on 01/29/2006 9:12:52 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: maggief

WELL-wishers...?!


45 posted on 01/29/2006 9:16:09 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless our troops and their families.)
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To: Radix

My rule is that if I'm old enough to be their father I don't even look.

11 years difference is the youngest I've dated, and the worst heart breaker I've endured.


46 posted on 01/29/2006 9:31:02 PM PST by Rebelbase (I love global warming in the winter.)
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To: Radix
My Dad married my Mom when she was 20, he was 33. Their marriage lasted 30 years and spanned the two wars he served (Korea and Viet Nam). He passed in '93. My three older sisters and I are the result of their beautiful union.

He knew 3 of his 4 grandchildren. Thank God, Mom knows all 4.

47 posted on 01/29/2006 9:36:51 PM PST by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: blam

Well, well, well! I was just talking about her rescue with my DH this morning.


48 posted on 01/29/2006 9:37:28 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: AUsome Joy

I heard the honeymoon will be in a mini submarine.


49 posted on 01/29/2006 9:50:42 PM PST by Lower55
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To: gilor

Jessica used to work as a pipe fitting.


50 posted on 01/29/2006 9:51:57 PM PST by Lower55
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