Ronnie Howard I saw your message on Scott Michaels' page and I just had to write you.
I've read tons on the Tate-La Bianca tragedy of 1969 and it steams me to no end to see the victims and heroes/heroines of that mess forgotten en mass by the American media. Your aunt Ronnie certainly was a heroine in every sense of the word.
Perhaps you would disagree, but I believe your aunt's death was a result of her bravery when it came to that freak Manson and Company. She did save many lives by doing the right thing and opening her mouth and telling what she knew.
Not many people would have done what she did (or they would have done it simply for the money). She was the conduit to put those scum Watson, Manson, Atkins, ad nauseum right where they belong.
Yes, your aunt was a heroine - and be proud of that forever!