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i was reading the news online last night and found out that a lady that i used to work with got stabbed and killed by her boyfriend. she has 3 kids. we were pretty close when we worked together but then lost toach. i would appreaciate if you could keep her kids and her family in your prayers. thank you.
 

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It's pretty bad to hear news like that and I give her all my toughts...

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You know something that makes me sick is when someone is killed or when something bad happens to someone they pretend to know the person to get sympathie for themselves and not for the one who was killed.
It's funny that when someone dies everybody "seems" to know the person.

Anyway, It was just something related to the subject so please don't take it personal just my tought on something that I see much to often.
 

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I know what you mean FourDice... I think it's a human reaction to being hurt by the loss of a fellow human being. We suddenly remember everything that we shared with that person, and it's as though there was a closer relationship there than you ever really had (I'm not saying you weren't close GTGirlieGirl).

You guys might have heard about the park ranger Joe Kolodski who was shot and killed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Father's Day 1998? My family and I had been out to dinner with Joe and his family, plus a few other close family friends the night before the shooting. My dad (the one who orignally purchased my Escort back in '93) is a park ranger there.. and since they both used to live on park housing, I would walk to Joe's house to hang out and play with his baby daughter when I was visiting my Dad. After they moved out from the park housing and into a permanant home in the area, I didn't see them as much anymore.. dinner with them that night was a special treat.

The next day I heard the helicopter landing at the Visitor Center, so I walked over to see what the commotion was.. and saw them loading Joe onto it from the ambulance for the flight over to Knocksville... I saw his wife there (who had been working in the visitor center) talking to him calmly.. unable to fly w/ him on the helicopter... knowing that he was already gone :( ...

anyway.. my point is, people would ask me if I had heard about the Ranger who was shot.. and I'd say, "I knew him, and I was there", they give me the :roll: It doesn't bother me.. I'd gain nothing by getting sympathy.. actually, it's the last thing I want(ed). So I'm inclined to believe that most people who tell you they knew someone who died tragically aren't doing it for selfish reasons.

Sorry for the longwinded off topic tirade. :(

I hope her kids will be okay.
 

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I know what you mean FourDice... I think it's a human reaction to being hurt by the loss of a fellow human being. We suddenly remember everything that we shared with that person, and it's as though there was a closer relationship there than you ever really had (I'm not saying you weren't close GTGirlieGirl).

You guys might have heard about the park ranger Joe Kolodski who was shot and killed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Father's Day 1998? My family and I had been out to dinner with Joe and his family, plus a few other close family friends the night before the shooting. My dad (the one who orignally purchased my Escort back in '93) is a park ranger there.. and since they both used to live on park housing, I would walk to Joe's house to hang out and play with his baby daughter when I was visiting my Dad. After they moved out from the park housing and into a permanant home in the area, I didn't see them as much anymore.. dinner with them that night was a special treat.

The next day I heard the helicopter landing at the Visitor Center, so I walked over to see what the commotion was.. and saw them loading Joe onto it from the ambulance for the flight over to Knocksville... I saw his wife there (who had been working in the visitor center) talking to him calmly.. unable to fly w/ him on the helicopter... knowing that he was already gone :( ...

anyway.. my point is, people would ask me if I had heard about the Ranger who was shot.. and I'd say, "I knew him, and I was there", they give me the :roll: It doesn't bother me.. I'd gain nothing by getting sympathy.. actually, it's the last thing I want(ed). So I'm inclined to believe that most people who tell you they knew someone who died tragically aren't doing it for selfish reasons.

Sorry for the longwinded off topic tirade. :(

I hope her kids will be okay.
I'm from Knoxville, I lived there when that happened.
 

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Wow. I'm sorry to hear that, that's absolutely apolling.

I had a similar thing happen to a friend of my moms. Her daughter was shot by an ex b/f at about midnight last February. the worst thing was the police knew the guy was out on probation and allowed him to leave his house.

Luckily, her kids weren't home when it happened. He came in, shot her and then shot himself. When the police showed up they wouldn't go in. It was decided that she bled to death and could have survived had the police tried to go in. I can understand why they didn't, they weren't sure of the danger that may have remained. But now my moms friend has her daughters two kids and had to build onto the house to put them in rooms because she still have 3 other kids living with her.
She filed a wrongful death suit with the city and thats about where my knowledge of all this falls off.
 

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thank you guys. i appreaciate it. i was looking throough some stuff that she had given me when we worked together that sucked. but hey there are always the memories.
 

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There are too many innocent victims out there....i know this is not related to your friend's death, but the brother of my sister's boyfriend drowned last year in Algeria in a major flooding in this country.....and was never found since.

There is for sure too many violence in our world....but if we look at the ancient civilisation's history, I guess we are suffering from the same problems and I guess we'll disapear too...one of these days....Hail to Bush and all is republicain madness...no offense people...it's just how i feel about it....but you can vote whatever you feel like..
 

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Are you talking about my moms' friends' kids?? They're currently living with my moms friend. They'll stay in the family as far as I know.

After i typed that I went upstairs to ask my mom about it and apparently she apparently dropped the lawsuit because the lawyer wanted 4k up front for the legal fees. I'd sue him for being an ass and then sue the city for the wrongful death of her daughter.
 
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