Teddie Rose Vail, Amnesia Due to Folk-Dancing

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 28, 2023
     Category: Children | Parents | 1950s | Dance | Mental Health and Insanity

The headline is misleading. There's no indication in the article that folk dancing caused her amnesia. It seems that she got the dance instructor's address from the magazine, and used that in hopes that he would be able to identify her.
Posted by ges on 12/28/23 at 11:20 AM
GES--She attends the folk-dancing event, she emerges with amnesia. What could be a more clear-cut example of cause and effect? Or, alternatively, what's a little hyperbole among WU-vies?
Posted by Paul on 12/28/23 at 03:00 PM
What a strange story. In the newspaper archive I subscribe to I managed to find an article with a few more details: LA Mirror - Sep 4, 1952


"Teddie Rose left home last Sunday afternoon to visit a girl friend and do some work on a high school year book which she is editing. Teddie Rose can't remember anything beyond 3:30 a.m. Monday when she found herself sitting in a bus station in San Jose, 50 miles from home, clutching a bus ticket to Santa Monica and a piece of paper with the name of Paul Pritchard scribbled on it."

Posted by Alex on 12/28/23 at 03:41 PM
Working on a high school yearbook? Her amnesia was probably caused by the rubber cement fumes.
Posted by ges on 12/28/23 at 10:21 PM
I have to agree with ges. The article states she attended the folk-dance festival a "few months ago" and brought home the magazine with the instructor's info. Personally, I'd speculate she wanted to meet the instructor & feigned amnesia to avoid getting into trouble at home.
Posted by Teri on 12/28/23 at 11:44 PM
Yup. She attended a folk-dance festival. *Several months later* she "had amnesia" - never mind whether she actually did. Yeah, I know people who know people who know people who had the COVID vaccine, and several months later, and *therefore*, had a car accident. Coincidentally the day after they went on a beer binge. *Of course* it was the folk dance and the vaccine!
(And yes, my acquaintances were serious. Sigh.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/31/23 at 10:35 AM
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