My thoughts are with those in Minnesota (Lauri, you alright?)

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cupycake2
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   Posted 8/1/2007 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been watching CNN this evening on the coverage of the bridge that collapsed in Minnesota and my mind went right to our dear MNlady13 (Lauri). 
 
Lauri, if you get a chance,  type us a line and let us know that you and your loved ones are doing alright.
 
Sending prayers and thoughts from central Ohio.
 
God Bless,
Debbie
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   Posted 8/1/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the post, Debbie. I meant to get hear earlier, but have been busy sending emails and posting other places and fielding phone calls from around the country. We are safe at home as is the rest of the immediate family. We usually are not in that part of the city, especially at rush hour. THis is a terrible tragedy. Seven dead alreay and at least 20 missing. The news coverage is incredible. Please remember the injured and grieving families in your prayers. Much sorrow in the state of MN. Lauri
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gma
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   Posted 8/2/2007 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Our paper this morning had headlines with pictures. What a horrible tragedy. I am happy to see your post Laurt and know all is well with you and yours. My prayers for your city and citizens. MK


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   Posted 8/2/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Lauri...Glad you are all safe. So sad for the families. And thank God or whoever that that busload of children was spared. It is just surreal when something like this happens...the stuff of nightmares.

Hugs.
BEV
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   Posted 8/2/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lauri,

Hi this is Kitt.  I am in the Minneapolis area too and my son drove the bridge at least 50 times a month.  I found him right away so he was not on the bridge but the tragedy is overwhelming.  I am glad you and all of your family are safe.

Gentle Hugs


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MNlady13
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   Posted 8/2/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
There are many "good news" stories in the midst of the catastrophe. Getting those kids off the school bus is one. Just before the bridge came down a tour boat full of people passed under it. There was maintenance work going on the bridge deck, so some of the lanes were closed. Otherwise there would have been even more cars on it and there would have been more fatalities (although the numbers are going to increase as they get to cars submerged in the river). The tragedy and heartache are just immense. I have to turn off the news coverage after a while. It is just overwhelmingly sad.

Good to hear from you, Kitt. Glad your son was safe. There is a poster on the Minnesota board at iVillage whose husband drove across the bridge on his way from work in Roseville to home in Prior Lake just 5 minutes before it went down. She wept when he pulled in the driveway at home. There are countless incredible stories, some with happy endings and many heartbreaking. Lauri


"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Post Edited (MNlady13) : 8/2/2007 6:19:47 PM (GMT-6)


gma
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   Posted 8/3/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing some good news about the tragedy, too. So glad Kitt that your son was safe. I can only imagine how the woman cried when her husband drove in............ whew! And the busload of children being spared was really remarkable. Prayers still with you all, MK


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   Posted 8/4/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   

So glad to know you are ok Laurie.  I did worry about you, but only for a few minutes as I remembered how you HATE taking the freeway roads during rush hour time.  Friends, our Laurie will take a lot of back streets to get downtown to see her BC friend (me) during rush hour traffic, because she hates the traffic.  Right Laurie??? LOL

I called our son, Jason, who lives in Sauk Centre just to make sure he wasn't in the cities that day.  We do have a lot of friends in the area, but seems all are ok.  Sounds like the death toll and missing number have been decreased also.  But what a mess.  MSP people and all of you are in my prayers.

Kitty


cupycake2
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   Posted 8/4/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Laurie,

So glad that you and your loved ones are OK. I have been busy with my two youngest grandchildren the last couple of days and haven't had much time to check the post to see if you replied to it. Was so relieved to read that all is well for you. Our hearts are breaking for all of the people that were affected by the tragedy.

Also glad tht Kitt's son is safe and sound too.

God Bless,
Debbie
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   Posted 8/4/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Lauri,
 
So glad you and your family are fine.  I thought of you when I heard this news.  It is absolutely incredible.  I am amazed that more people didn't die.  With all that concrete and rubble, it would seem like there would have been more deaths, so thank goodness.  My thoughts are with those who were injured and the families of the lost loved ones.
L & H,
Kathy


MNlady13
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   Posted 8/7/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty, you are so right about my freeway phobia. LOL I can even get to downtown St. Paul without using the freeways. And, I sure would avoid them at rush hour. And, now with a new car, I am even more nervous. My doc has even given me some tranquilizers so I can control my anxiety when riding with DH.
I don't dare take on and try driving, though.

It is really remarkable that more people did not die. I just wish they would find the remains of the missing so those famiies could have some closure. I see funeral services for two of the victims are scheduled for this week. Another was buried in Nebraska.

It is interesting to see how quickly the media's attention has shifted from here to the mining problem in Utah. That is going to be another sad situation, I fear. Thanks, everyone, for all the good thoughts. Counting my blessings, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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