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And here is the final chapter, a note from another of Mel's exes, Belinda Crash Manning. Does the madness ever stop?
I received this on Facebook. It is from Belinda Crash Manning ANOTHER of Mel's Exes!
I am starting to feel pretty bad for Mel. I actually wish someone, anyone, would write something nice or valuable about the creature.
I mean honestly, WHO is this bad?
When Bootsie told me before my first date with Mel that she was unacceptable to everyone, I should have believed her. But Bootsie had her own ways and perhaps who I should have talked to was Dana and all the rest of Mel's past loves.
Belinda Crash Manning:
Hmmm.....strange you don't see my emails.
Anyway.....I would love to speak with you as well. Are you still in Houston? Ahh....I see why you don't see them. You have two fb pages and I sent them to the one where you still have Lindsey on your name.
Conversation started March 1611:06am
Belinda Crash Manning
Just been reading some of your story......I am glad you have gotten away from Mel, Candee and Candee's damaging kids. In my opinion they are all damaging including Mel and Candee. I have no hatred for them because I feel nothing for them. They aren't worth it. I am terribly sorry for all you have been through. I do hope and pray you are strong and healthy now. March 19
Belinda Crash Manning
Reading more of your story....I can't seem to stop. It makes me very sad truth be told. Anyway....I ran across some big wedding of candee's where mel wasn't invited. You mentioned that candee slept with mels lover and walked in on them. You called this lover Sherrie. Is Sherrie a real person or me? I have heard that story come out of her mouth before when she still live in Houston. It absolutely is NOT true if it indeed is referring to me. I didn't cheat on Mel. I was with another going thru a breakup with a girl name Cindy when Candee and I got together. Mel was with Juliana when Candee and I started dating. Mel caused nothing but problems for me as well but nothing to the degree she caused you as two years into it.....I got the hell out of dodge. Unfortunately, getting with Candee proved to be even more toxic than Mel. Again....just checking on the story because like I mentioned, I have heard her claim that before.
I do hope you are doing well.
Belinda Crash Manning
OOPS. ....I lied.....I did cheat on Mel once with Bootsie. Just wanted to correct that as I do not like giving wrong information.
It was towards the end of our relationship and I didn't care anymore. Not that it makes it ok because it doesn't......I was young....that is my only excuse. LOL
Belinda Crash Manning
Hey.....Just finished reading your entire blog. Been reading it little by little for a couple of days. (Started from the beginning) I love how you describe Bootsie. Yes, everyone knew she was full of crap with her stories and such. So sad she lost her life. She told everyone I was "the deer hunter" Claimed I had deer heads all over my walls. I never shot a deer in my life. I don't like killing deer. (candee and mel would be another story.....I just possibly could. Well....dream about it anyway....could never really do it). Reading about how Mel and Candee interacted and responded to various situations ......brought back so many memories of YUCK.
No doubt what you have been told about me is not the truth. (referring to my previous email about still being with Mel when Candee and I started dating.) No telling what else was said but frankly......I care so little about those two miserable people. Everything you did for her out of love is simply amazing. You have to be one heck of a good person and I admire you for devotion. Not many people have that. I had to laugh when Bootsie mentioned the shoe strings to you. I was dating Mel when she told Bootsie that. We laughed about that and that did not make Mel very happy. If memory serves me right....her actual words were, "I can kill you 27 ways with just my shoestrings". Mel also told many people I broke her nose. This too was a complete lie. I never hit her. My Dad would have my ass if I ever hit a woman.
What really happened was......I was moving out and I had a deep freezer and she didn't want me to take it. I informed her I was indeed taking it with me because I paid for it. She come charging at me like a bull (head down and everything) and all I did was step to the side and put her in a headlock and tell her she best stop it. Her version was I broke her nose.
Dianne......I truly wish you well and I am so happy you are finally free of them. You are on hell of a survivor. Yes...you may use that in your post but I have no problems with you using my real name.I live in pearland. I think I may have met dana once but I don't know her at all. Stange she moved to vermont. I cheated on her with Bootsie. It was hurricane season and a bunch of folks were camped out at our (mine and mels) house. Mainly a reason to drink and have fun.
Mel was at the coast guard base. They let her come run home for a new uniform. She found me and Bootsie naked in bed but fast asleep. I awoke with Mel standing next to the bed staring at me. I said "good morning Mel. Do you have to go back to base?" Her reply was, why are you and Bootsie in bed together and why are yall naked? I told mel....because that is how I sleep and apparently so does Bootsie. She asked if I slept with her. I said of course not. Bootsie later told me she was awake and hearing our conversation but didn't want to move because she wanted to be sure what to expect when she did get up.
After mel walked off to go back to base, we laid there giggling like a couple of school girls. So you see.....it was not a man. Mel has a wild imagination if she said that. However, that was the only time I cheated on Mel and like I said before, It was to the end of our relationship. Still doesn't make it ok....I know. It was later that day mel told Bootsie about killing her 27 ways with her shoe strings. (Not sure if it was with the shoe strings or if that was including the shoe strings. ) I know we laughed and laughed over that.
I have not heard from Mel in probably 20yrs. I have heard about her through Juliana. We have always been close friends.
Mel hurt a lot of people...so did candee. (Saw her picture by the way....oh my goodness she is unrecognizable with her face pulled tight.) I think mainly Juliana just doesn't want to waste a breath on Mel.
I have fond memories of Bootsie as well........Yes common knowledge she was full of lies and BS Stories but for some reason we all accepted her that way and we all loved her anyway (well, except Mel). Kind of humorous really thinking back on how Bootsie was.
11:16amI understand you being gun shy. What you have been through is unthinkable. I do think that is not the typically kind of people and hopefully you will meet someone who will be kind to you in all aspects. Someone who will put you first over anyone as you deserve to be.
I don't think i know anyone that has anything good to say about Mel or Candee. As I said before....they are TOXIC.
Dating Candee was no picnic. She was very violent. I never hit one of my girlfriends and never would but I really wanted to punch Candee many times. My Dad always preached to me about taking care of them, being kind to them and not letting them want for anything (girlfriends). I do think if he would have known how Candee was, he would have wanted me to punch her lights out. I kept her abuse from him because once you crossed him (via family or other) He was DONE with someone and there was no going back. I just figured I was big enough to take it. Stupid I know.
She burned me with a hot iron once. Hit me in the face with the old style phone receiver and gave me a big bump and black eye. Used to threaten me (during intimate times) that she would beat me with a baseball bat if i ever cheated on her. Talk about a mood killer. LOL
I would love to meet you when time allows if that is ok with you.
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Yes, this is absolutely positively true. If you lived this wouldn't you write about it? Some of the names of characters in this blog are fictitious. This is an account of actual events. Some of the events have been compiled together for the flow of the story. Even when I read my own work, I wonder how it could be so. But if you study your own life and compartmentalize it into less than 200 pages, you would be surprised how interesting it really is!
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