I'm Andre Luiz, from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.I'm 33 y.o., and I'm a Psychology student in my city.I found your virtual forum,when searched for some piece of information about Mrs. Jacquelyn Helton,the young lady who has inspired "Sunshine" movie, in november 9th, 1973 (16 days before I was born!). It was a great surprise, to find out she had lived in your nice city, because there is no info about her on net,as you possibly know. I've read Mrs. Klein's post (april, 22nd 2007),talking about her friendship with Jacquelyn,when they were students in Custer County High School.She showed caress and respect for Lyn's memory,and worry about possible untrue things that Lyn's daghter,Jennifer,was led to believe about her mother.
You may ask:"hey,why this man, from a very distant place, would be interested in this case?"
I explain: as millions of people,I saw "Sunshine" when I was a boy, in 1984, just one time,and from that day, I never forgot this sweet and touching story.But, only this year,I decided to search information about Heltons in internet,'cause after my graduation on College,on next 2008 August,I intend to work with terminal patients, and I think it's a "Sunshine" inspiration,because in all of my life, I tried in some way to help people who had lost people.And I think Jacquelyn gave a lovely example of love and strength, that many of us maybe could not give. So, as a tribute to her memory, I have created a virtual memorial on Findagrave site.You all are friendly invited to visit it, if you want to leave some words of respect and caress for her. And if someone can help me, by adding information about her life, as her birth date and place (she wasn't from Montana,I guess),I'll be very greatful.She was a Miles City resident, and I think this would be a fair attitude,wouldn't it?
I apreciate very much the american way to honor her beloved ones who passed on.Your graveyards are very beautyful, they transmit peace and respect.Wish we could do the same here.
Wel, I made a direct link, so you don't need to make any search on site, but if you want to do it, by safety,feel free.
I thank everyone for visiting, and for any information adds to the memorial.
And if you want to visit a blog made by a friend of mine, in honor to Jacquelyn's and our beloved John Denver's memories, feel free, it's gonna be a pleasure for us. She made some vídeos, with phtos of "Sunshine" and Rockies. Unfortunatelly, the texts are only in portuguese, but we intend to translate them to our american friends.
The links are:
-Jacquelyn Marie "Lyn" Helton Memorial http://www.findagrave.com...=22809811&
-Maquina do Tempo (time machine)http://makinadotempo.blogspot.com
With much respect, and greatfulness