The strange world of a Southern wife and her Canadian husband.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tragedy on a Tragic Day

Today on a day of mourning across the nation, my family and friends of the family are mourning the death of a former employer and great business man. Skipper Beck crashed his plane in Rock Hill, SC today shortly after take off around 7:50 this morning. He was the only one onboard the single engine plane. My heart goes out to his family. They say you should always think of the fond memories you have of someone when they fondest memory of Mr. Beck is the year I was in Girl Scout's was at cookie time when Skipper purchased 50 boxes of the lemon cookies from me.

My heart also goes out to the familes of those loss during 9/11. I know at the time I was a sophomore in college at NC State and woke up to a sister at the sorority house banging on my door telling me that the towers have been hit and that my big sister was on her way over. You see, my big sister's real little sister worked in Tower 2 and as soon as Tower 1 was hit she left and no one had heard from her. We all gathered at the house that afternoon to learn that many of 60 sisters lost family and loved ones. It was daunting on how at a school in NC could be so severely affected by the tragedy. My sorority of around 60 at the time had 6 or 7 people lost in total between the towers collapsing and the plane crashes. Today is a day to mourn but also a day to celebrate and remember.

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Hi, Lane said...

They had that plane crash on our local news. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our family had a good friend who was a private pilot die in a crash in Florida a couple of years ago. It's an awful thing.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
Its So Very Cheri