Windfall Woman

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Day of Prayer - West Virginia





These pictures say it all. What are those families feeling? I think we should have a national day of prayer. It is awful enough to lose your family members, but what if you had been told they were safe? May God bless them. Let us not forget that there is one miracle - Randall McCloy, Jr., a 27 year old father of two. He is alive. God bless them all....

20 Comments:

Blogger ajhsdgjahs said...

I agree. It was heartbreaking to watch the news this morning. I hope that everyone can take a few moments to look around and be thankful for the things they have. So often we go through our daily lives taking things for granted and not remembering that it can all be taken away without warning. I am going to try and make it to church today to light a candle for the families that have been devastated by this tragedy.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This reminds us we need to be especially thankful for those folks who go down in those holes and mine the coal.

Your thoughtfulness is shared. Hard to imagine what the families are experiencing. Elation followed by profound grief. A real sad day. Old Baldy

11:02 AM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

An unspeakable tragedy.

11:50 AM  
Blogger ddddddddddddddddddddd said...

prayers and hugs.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

That is so sad. It's just terrible what the media did to those families too. I really hope the survivor pulls through. I am praying for them, all of them.

2:07 PM  
Blogger FTS said...

Terrible. Such a tragedy.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

As everyone else has said, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were lost, and with the one survivor and his family.

This was such a tragedy, compounded by the miner's association which leaked the wrong information to the media because of miscommunication by one employee who 'jumped-the-gun' on passing on information too quickly without verifying all of the facts.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that men are brave enough to do these dangerous jobs and support their families. We owe them a debt of gratitude, and their families more than our prayers. I wonder if this will generate a disaster response to aid this devasted community. Makes me glad for my relatively safe ( construction ) job.
david - hanging at the coffee shop computer)

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zardoz says:
hi windfall.
as far as i can see ,
there was a mining accident
since i am around the otherside of the world,(BALKANS-EUROPE) news gets rather , later on to us, got any links
to get informed,?
Anyways in china there is about
3-5 accidents per month in mining accidents , sad to say about a hundred people get killed
every month ,
there (IN CHINA I MEAN)
making life as cheap as the products they produce ,
maybe even cheaper.
..SORRY TO SAY.
..................ZARDOZ

1:41 AM  
Blogger Grey Biker said...

That was a terrible thing. They do something I'd never consider doing. Seems its in their blood so I guess they were doing what made them happy.

7:34 AM  
Blogger David said...

So many hearts were broken even more after the first news broke. I cannot imagine what those folks are going through. We can only lift them up in prayers.

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

I started a post about this on Wednesday and have been so busy I can't get it finished. I hope you're doing ok, WW.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Excellent post, WFW and I have accomplished my NY resolution to add you to my blogroll THIS WEEK...see? now I can do the yada yada next year about following through with mine LOL.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am trying to find out if there is a relief fund available so I can help those families. Maybe you can do the same with your good fortune.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

Being originally from West Virginia, this hit close to home. While I don't know any of the victims or the survivors, I have known a lot of coal miners and have felt the grief from families who lose loved ones in those awful pits.
...Thank you for the thoughtful post.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Absolutely devastating, wasn't it. :(

11:07 AM  
Blogger Ms. Vickie said...

This was such a tragedy further compounded by the way the information was handled. I hope things have been put into place to prevent to make certain in future times only the most accurate information is given out.

BTW, WW I hope things are o-kay with you this New Year. Having not seen you around and several days without an update bring me to be concerned. Just know you are in my thoughts.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

So sad, I pray for on going peace in the coming months to those families.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was heart wrenching, for sure.

6:23 PM  
Blogger phoenix said...

Hope you are ok... I get concerned when you don't post.

7:23 PM  

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