May 29 marks the 25th anniversary of the the discovery of Baby Doe's body at the Richland landfill. The news of this little Caucasian baby with tufts of light brown hair captured us. The body was not intact, denying us the privilege of knowing the gender.
Baby Doe's legacy is love -- pure and simple. Once news of this baby's story came to light, boundaries dropped, eyes opened and generosity became commonplace.
While gathered at the gravesite strangers morphed into family and a baby, once forsaken, was laid to rest in a tiny silk-lined coffin -- surrounded by love.
I promised this baby he or she would not be forgotten. I've written several letters to the editor over the years asking you to help me keep my word. My hope is that the baby has no memory of this earthly visit -- but one never knows.
Please tuck a remembrance of Baby Doe alongside those you hold dear each Memorial Day.
JUDI NELSON, West Richland