Thursday, August 12, 2010

sad news

in the last few days, we've been hit with an onslaught of sad news. without going into detail on many of these stories, there is one in particular i feel i should mention.

if you've been watching the news over the last couple of days, you've no doubt heard of the plane crash that killed ted stevens and a number of other people. two other passengers on that flight, dana tindall and her 16 year old daughter corey, were also victims of this tragedy.

when i first read who the other victims were, i had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.

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one of the parks hubby & i take our pups to is next to a gorgeous view of the inlet - there are huge, beautiful houses that sit right at the top of the hill and overlook the scenery. we've met one of the residents of these houses, a very pleasant man named virgil. his lab/great dane mix jake comes out to play with vito & mia on a pretty regular basis and the herd of pups tear around in the open field while we visit with virgil. he's mentioned his wife in passing and told us what company she worked for. occassionally we've met & chatted with virgil's step-daughter, a shy teenager, when she's taken jake for walks.

and this morning's news article confirmed was i was afraid of - virgil's family was killed in that plane crash. my heart goes out to him & his family.

4 comments:

Erin said...

How truly, truly awful. My heart goes out to him.

brand-eye said...

I'm was so sad to hear about this story. My heart goes out to the families.

Brandi said...

Steph, I'm so sorry to hear this. How heartbreaking. If you hear of anything I can do for him, please let me know.

stephanie said...

thanks everyone. brandi, if i hear of anything, i will definitely let you know.