"October 22, 1966, a murderer was born this day...Did anyone know or even suspect?
He called me, twice the week he killed her. Said he loved her, but guessed it wasn't enough.
Then the call comes - She's dead - stabbed sixteen times."
...from a poem by Shirley Pierce Bostrom, about her son-in-law
Shirley Pierce Bostrom and Lawrence J. Bostrom have become Antiviolence Speakers and Presenters as a result of their daughter Margie's murder. Shirley was a teacher in Windsor Locks, CT, and is a teacher/consultant for the CWP. She returned in 1996 and is devoting her time to spreading awareness on domestic violence as well as offering support and guidance for victims of abuse. Lawrence was a high school teacher and an electrical engineer for 26 years, and retired in 1992. His focus today is working alongside Shirley to give women, their families and friends, the information they need to stay safe from abuse.
"When a woman's life ends in domestic violence, her parents die too. Yet,
the inspiring story the reader is left with (from Shirley's books) is of the
remarkeable union (to educate others)...between a daughter's guiding spirit
and her mother's voice...
...Lisa Holden, former Executive Director, CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc.
The Bostroms have presented at:
~ National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA)
~ Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
~ U.S. Department of Justice Symposium
~ Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference Against Violence
~ Victim/Survivor Representatives on Boards & Advisory Councils