Posted by Champ on July 21, 1999 at 16:18:40:
In Reply to: Re: Am I The Only One... posted by MMMMarcia on July 21, 1999 at 13:38:01:
: :Hi, Rebecca!
: It's a very sad thing, regardless of one's political ideology, to see a family with this legacy of senseless loss. And, of course, it is always sad to see young lives cut short, and especially so in this case. John Jr. has more or less been our national "son," and my heart goes out to both of the families, but especially to Caroline, who has now lost every member of the family she grew up with.
'Siyo MMMMarcia & All ---
I have to agree with alot of what you've said.
That is the other thing thats kept me away from Mohicanland as of late, is this senseless tragedy.
I too am near JFK Jr's age, and though I maynot have agreed with all of Teddy's (etc) politics, this tragedy has hit me hard, as only a couple such nat'l or international tragedies ever have (one that comes to mind is the Space shuttle Challenger, though because my cousin Dick Scobee was its commander, that is understandable -- the other was Princess Di).
I think one reason this one hit as it has, is (in my household growing up) there were two presidential names invoked constantly, and with great reverence, that of FDR & JFK.
They loomed large in our family, were like saints (for want of a better description, if you know what I mean?).
It has been hard for me to pull myself away from the news channels, I've been riveted to the search from the moment it was announced they were missing (I happened to be up early here on the west coast, "Mr. Mom" on the job).
I'm starting to ramble, so I'll close, but let me say I'm thankful that the bodies were found, even in our "high-tech" age, the sea so often does not give up her dead...now, perhaps, Caroline & the rest can have closure.
My prayers are with that whole family, but in paticular her.
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