Post Number: 287
|Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 10:19 pm: || |
A sad local story:
http://www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/041607/loc_2007041689 .shtml
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 10:38 pm: || |
A freak accident. Very sad news indeed.
Post Number: 254
|Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 10:48 pm: || |
Can you imagine how that teacher feels right now. Wow, something you would never think would happen. I was looking up quite a bit since I saw two pine trees that were down with their roots ripped right out of the ground. One came down in the backyard of a foreclosed home that I can see from my house, it fell over the sidewalk, since nobody is living there I wonder how long it will be there. Since the tree was dead, I might go over and cut it up for firewood. It's one street behind us on the corner if you want to check it out bullet.
Post Number: 290
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 5:46 am: || |
You know I will!
Post Number: 5805
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 6:55 am: || |
High winds from the noreastern storm and a fragile flagpole made the child die. This is truly act of nature.
Post Number: 202
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 3:54 pm: || |
we all need to send our thoughts and prayers to this family and the school...
Post Number: 2368
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 4:21 pm: || |
This should not have been an accident. Wind speeds were well below the design criteria for the area. The flagpole was designed/fabricated/constructe d improperly. There is a person somewhere whose negligence led to this needless death.
Post Number: 816
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 5:26 pm: || |
I'm trying to visualise the "interior courtyard" at Roosevelt, and the only one I can remember is the center one that the interior classrooms used for outside light. Memory says the flagpole was on the brick "patio" facing Pinecrest.
Post Number: 293
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 5:45 pm: || |
My inside source said the pole snapped part way up. The top portion came down on the girl. He said the EMT's who responded were devastated by this one. Hug your kids tonight, and tell them what you always tell them "I love you".
Post Number: 1929
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 8:12 pm: || |
quote:Makes sense. I saw a photo of people moving part of the pole while another part was in the back of a truck.
the pole snapped part way up
Post Number: 684
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:09 pm: || |
Between all the coverage of the Va Tech killings and this story the Freep made for a depressing read this morning. Just an absolutely terrible story.
Post Number: 1931
|Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:15 pm: || |
Yes, the Detroit News too. I'm not usually bothered by that but even I had to set the paper aside this morning. Sigh.
Good things happen too. Sometimes you have to help them along a bit.
I once witnessed a tearful widow saying aloud to an empty chair: "I miss you." It wasn't meant to be seen so I pretended not to have seen it. Haunted, I later drove her to the park where we sat for an hour, watching children play on a beautiful day. She was happy. It was a beautiful day.
(Message edited by Jimaz on April 17, 2007)