The Land Before Time always have this sorrow now when I see it on TV
To be completely honest, I’ve loved this movie since I was a kid. Ducky was my favorite character. My brother even started calling me Ducky after I kept on quoting the “Yep, yep yep!” I just learned today, at my age of 26, that this girl was shot in the head by her father, because of his paranoia and depression. He also shot her mother in the head when she came running down the hall to her daughter’s bedroom. He then poured gas over their bodies and through the house, before torching it, and ultimately shooting himself in the garage.
The grave marker seen above, though it says she passed in 1988 [The police were never sure if she was killed July 25 or 26], the stone wasn’t placed until 2004 by an old friend of hers. She and her mother, had been placed in an unmarked grave for 16 years until funds were gathered to get them made. Her mother didn’t get a marker until the following year.
Judith Eva Barsi, I’m so sorry your life had to be cut so short, at the age of 10.