Ace, however, knew enough about the girls, at least some of them.
Now, years later she has overcome her fears as she stands inside an old Mill building on Amherst Street in downtown Manchester last week.
She created Bags of Hope, based in Boston.
Burial will take place on Thursday at 3:00 p.
She would have listened to anyone who gave her even a sliver of hope, a morsel of promise.
James and Darlene loved to travel and spent many winters in Florida and Arizona.
Her background includes a mom with bipolar disorder who set no boundaries; a dad with a career that distracted him from family; and a brother who was sexually abused by a family member and who later died from a crystal meth overdose, confused about his own sexuality and unable to escape his past.
Into a poor neighborhood with three-story tenements and peeling paint.