It was hot, and I felt faint. My mouth was dry, and I needed water. I drank my water, then Roberta’s and Jackie’s. I kept having random thoughts and talking crazy. “Who was that person in the sand? Why did I have to be the one to find the hand? I have ruined the vacation for all of you. I want to call my family. I need a hug. Jackie, this will be the last event you plan for us. Don’t invite me anymore.”

Jackie said, “Shirley Ann, you look at me. Calm down. This is not your fault.”

We started hearing sirens. The crowd parted like the Red Sea, and I saw a whole posse of police coming toward us. Whenever I met a police car on the road, I slowed down, even if I knew I wasn’t speeding, and at this very moment, I was thinking every irrational thought. I said, “Uh-oh! Are we in trouble?”