Posted by MMMMarcia on July 21, 1999 at 17:49:06:
In Reply to: Re: Am I The Only One... posted by Champ on July 21, 1999 at 16:18:40:
: 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.
>>Yes, it's a little hard to be flippant with so many people grieving. I start to get back "into" things, and then I stop and go see what's new in the search & recovery.
: 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).
>>There is something about a "national tragedy" that completely rivets one's attention. Sometimes it is the strange realization that so many people all over the world are thinking the same thoughts and feeling the same emotions simultaneously. Something that could not have happened in our world only a (relatively) few decades ago, when it took so long for news to travel from one part of the globe to another. I can almost picture other people all over the world stopping in front of the tv at the same time I do, saying, "Turn that up...something's happened!"
>>In the case of the Challenger, I was really impacted by that just because it was completely visible from my front yard. It happened, as you must recall, on a very clear day, and that horrifying split plume of smoke hung in the sky for what seemed like forever. While all Americans must feel they lost special people that day, your relationship with Dick Scobee must have made it particularly sad for you.
: 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.
>>Yes, I felt relieved this evening, too, when they finally announced that they had found all three. I'm so glad, for all the obvious reasons.
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