back into quilting 24/7--
I do believe that might help--
but then I would really miss my knitting--
so what is a girl to do?????
You see I am having a really hard time dealing with all this stress--
I do believe that when I was quilting all the time--
I did not think on all these things so much--
I can be a good 'ostrich' with my head in the sand--
but lately no matter how much I try to be one--
some 'event' pulls my head out and says--
" look here--another news story"------
I am sorry--
I really don't know what to say tonight--
my heart is so heavy for all the 'loses' out there--
how does one go about with ones everyday life--
when so many many people have lost so much in the past couple weeks!??
I did see something really sad today--
yet totally amazing--
I believe this was the first for our county--
but a young man lost his life fighting for our country in Afghanistan--
last week and his body returned home today--
the word went out that his body would be coming through the village at 10 am and for people to be on the street with flags to watch him pass--
at first I did not think I would go--
but as my best friend was one of them working this out--
she discovered that her best friend from back in their school days had died--
she had went into the cellar to plug in or turn on her slump pump and had been electrocuted--
so I knew it would help her feel better if I went and did this--
I was amazed at the amount of people on the street waiting--
and to listen to some of them talking--
this young man was to have come home this week and gotten married in 12 days!!!
When they finally came through it was a 'soul' touching experience --
the line of cars with family and friend was long-and the village police, state police, lead the procession then the Hurst with the casket and the family/friends--but it did not end there--
there was fire truck after truck next from all the small towns all over the county--and then there where dozens of motorcycles some wore uniforms --some did not--but you knew that more had seen and been in a war of some kind--then some more police vehicles--
one stood there and cried!!
I just can not explain to you how or what I felt to you this morning--
I did then go on to the Yarn shop--
I am making my girl friend something special because of her loss and needed some more yarn--
I sat there and started it--
the Yarn shop was very busy this morning--
we have had our annual Vintage race car show and races this week end--
so lots of strangers and tourist where in town--
it was 'interesting' to listen to them tell about there adventures in getting to Watkins--
because of the flooding and soooooo many roads that are closed--
right here where I am, did not get much flooding--some basements is all--
but--bloggers--right next to us all up and down the state towns got it bad--
some towns are under 8 feet--yep--I said 8 feet of water--
and it is just not water--it has Diesel fuel and sewage in it--
so they not only are battling water and mud but terrible smells too--
some of the travelers where telling that whole towns are still there--
but in one big pile at the other end of town where the water pushed everything!!!!
Welllllll--I am sorry this is not one of my 'happy' posts--
but life does happen all around us 'quilters and bloggers' it seems--
so once in awhile one must share alittle heartache and sadness!!
and tomorrow will be another real sad day for lots of folks because of the re-living of 9/11--
so be good to yourself and have some chocolate--
and hug all those around you!!
From--Di and Miss Gracie comes loads of hugs--