June 14, 2005


I don't even know what to say about this story: Grieving 9/11 Widow Spends Almost $5 Million. Glad to know that all the money we donated to 9-11 funds went to a good cause, right? Perhaps I'm a part-owner of one of this woman's $5000 purses.

At least I had this story to read afterwards and restore my faith in humanity: A long shot in more ways than one brings a town to tears

Posted by: Sarah at 03:56 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 No fair Sarah! You should have a mandatory tissue warning on that second link. What a kid! What a community! Contrast this story with a typical Pali school and it will hurt your brain.

Posted by: MargeinMI at June 14, 2005 09:56 AM (u0NOA)

2 Thanks for the link, Sarah - I needed that story! Happy tears - worth the time to mop up ;-)

Posted by: Barb at June 14, 2005 01:35 PM (hF0Vm)

3 Wow!!..I mean WOW!! Sarah, that second story is HUGE. Clovis Unified is a district that places a huge value on high school sports. They build separate stadiums (yes, stadiums) for baseball and football, have world class swimming facilities and basketball facilities. This story is truly amazing. Both of my children attended Clovis schools before we left the state, I honestly thought Clovis had forgotten it roots, I'm so very glad that it hasn't. Good on Ryno, and good on the kids from Clovis..they did restore my faith..

Posted by: Tink at June 14, 2005 01:48 PM (S6VXg)

4 Ryan's story touched my heart as only you would know. Thank you for sharing it with everyone. Love, Mama

Posted by: Nancy at June 14, 2005 06:22 PM (UyF3I)

5 Sarah, I think your passing judgement on a 9-11 widow is a bit callous. I read the story last night on "The News Blog" authored by one Steve Gilliard. He makes a damned valid point in that those of us closest to the disasters are rather affected differently than someone that was in oh say Skokie, Illinois. There has been about zero grief counseling, and the government shortchanges NYC on "homeland defense" money in favor of places like North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, you know all of the shrub's "red" states base.

Posted by: Bubba Bo Bob Brain at June 14, 2005 08:23 PM (aHbua)

6 Bubba Bo, My neighbor drives schoolbus for our local district (about 65-75% country kids). They had some training, [I'm ASSUMING the money came from the Feds (Jennifer Grandholm, D-MI, wouldn't make this a priority)], in what to do in a major deal like 9/11. It was pretty scary, but necessary to these people who would be the only adults in charge of many children in such a case. Flyover country is not being ignored IMO. [Disclaimer: I DO live 30 miles from an international border.]

Posted by: MargeinMI at June 14, 2005 09:51 PM (u0NOA)

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