[This letter would come at one of the lowest points in my life. My cousin, June, the daughter of my father's brother, who was also a Franklin & Marshall professor all of his life, had committed suicide less than a month before. She was going through something similar to myself. My brothers and sisters had literally contacted everyone I knew to tell them I was crazy. And even more reprehensible than the following letter, they had begun to email my son directly through his university address they looked up on the Penn State website.
My therapist called me at work. I had just seen her the night before, and she didn't think I should wait a week to find out. "Andy" had gotten another letter. I could hear the shock in her voice. I asked her to fax it to me. She hesitated. It was cold, she said. It was one of the coldest things she had ever read. It was unprecedented in her 20 year career. It was pathological, she said. My brothers and sisters simply could not know what happened to me and, further, had absolutely no legal access to any aspect of my therapy whatsoever. When she told me the reasons someone could be committed against their will, (an immediate physical threat to another person or to oneself) and I realized that my parents would have me locked in a mental institution if they could, I knew this journey that had begun with a few memories of an old boyfriend would change my life forever.
I will point out again; see "The Twilight Zone," that this letter is signed by a man who criminally molested his 13 year old brother, and by the brother who was his victim.]
"August 29, 2003
Dr. Andrew Vogelson
Evergreen Counseling Associates
7600 Stenton Avenue, Suite 1-F
Philadelphia, PA 19118
RE: REBECCA HOLZINGER
Dear Dr. Vogelson,
My brother Tom talked by phone with you yesterday
regarding our sister Becky, whose mental health has
deteriorated since I sent you a packet of documents
in June. I am faxing you (and then sending by US
mail) a copy of a letter she sent on August 6 to the
president of Franklin & Marshall College, Dr. John
Fry, where our father taught for 37 years.
(According to our mother, she also sent a copy of
that letter to the chair of the Anthropology Department,
Dr. James Taggert). In addition, I am faxing you a
copy of a condolence letter she sent to our cousin
Phillip Holzinger after the death of his sister.
The "enclosed" she refers to in her letter is a copy
of the letter she sent to Dr. Fry. Needless to say,
Phil was extremely upset about the two letters.
As Tom told you yesterday, we siblings are deeply
concerned that Becky's mental health continues
to deteriorate. In the last month she has requested
numerous times that a childhood friend take a
DNA test because Becky now believes they are
half-sisters. (The friend has to date refused).
In her May letter to our father, she threatened to
contact Dr. Fry and to write a special broadsheet
about incest and the Holzinger family. She has
followed through with her threat to contact Dr. Fry,
and she has recently told a family friend that she is
planning to print the broadsheet in September and
distribute it widely in the Lancaster area.
We trust these documents, on top of the documents
you already have, will assist you in reevaluating
Becky's condition. Please note that all of Becky's
brothers and sisters are in complete agreement
that she is mentally ill, and that this request comes
equally from all of us.
cc: Tom Holzinger
Emily Holzinger Hausman