Friday, May 04, 2007

Sarah Comments

Back on New Years Day of this year, I wrote a post called Sarah Smiles, about my chance encounter with "Animal House/Caddyshack" actress Sarah Holcomb, some 18 years ago. My memory had been jogged by a recent article (Dec. 29, 2006) I had read in the "New York Post" which said that after "Caddyshack," the young actress fell into a world of drugs and mental illness and ..."wound up, sort-of erased from life."

It seems the rumors of Sarah's demise are greatly exaggerated.

While searching through my "archives"tonight, I found this recent comment on the "Sarah Smiles" post. I can't be 100% certain that Sarah is its author, but my gut tells me she is:

1:03 AM, April 21, 2007

Bob- i remember your gesture of kindness and giving me that ride. I am amazed people still wonder what happened to me. i am doing fine and raising my 2 children. The path that hollywood put me on was a most destructive one. I wanted to let you know i am doing well and have found ways of dealing with my personal issues that are not self-destructive. Take care and god bless!

That's great news! God bless you too.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's amazing that she found your post about her! It's so nice of her to leave a comment too!

Anonymous said...

Im back Bob.
If that is her, that would be pretty impressive! We need verification....

Tony Alva said...

That is WAY cool that she found this blog. Irish eyes are smiling on you sir.

Anonymous said...

I may be joining the party a bit late, but I figured I would chime in anyway.

Unfortunately, I don't think the anonymous posting from "Sarah" is real. It appears from several online sources that she has not fully recovered from her mental illness. I sincerely hope otherwise.

Either way, the posting we received from "Sarah" (whether real or not) provides the ending we hope has happened. And if anyone has seen the movie "Atonement", an ending that has been fictionalized for the respect and sake of the parties involved can sometimes be the next best thing.

The details about her life posted by the anonymous person is certainly the life conclusion she deserved. Wherever she is.