Monday, August 8, 2011

In Ohio

I was going to write a cheerful post about facial products and discounts and so forth. Unfortunately, recent events have made that seem frivolous right now.

Some of you may be aware that I live in Northeastern Ohio. You are probably also aware that there has been a terrible tragedy in Copley Ohio, which happens to be quite near here.  I heard about the shooting this afternoon, but only recently got details on what actually happened.

So often, we see these things on tv and on the news. We are shocked and horrified. It seems unreal. Our hearts ache for the people involved and we thank our Gods that our family and friends have never had to deal with such a tragedy. After a great deal of back and forth between friends, I have learned that someone, or more correctly, the immediate family of someone, who was once a close friend of mine, someone who was part of 'the old college punk rock crowd' I hung out with many years ago were injured and killed in this shooting. Please join me in a moment of prayer for the Dieter and Johnson families in their time of loss.

I never met my friend Lesa's sister Becky, nor her brother Craig. I'd lost touch with her long before her nephew Scott was born.  I visited her house once, but don't think I met her  neighbors. I'll never have the chance to meet most of them now, but I sincerely hope Becky recovers soon, and that I do get the chance to meet her some day.


  1. I'm so, so sorry for your shock and loss, Deb. I know you are feeling the ripples of this tragedy in your heart and body. Please be gentle with yourself as you grieve your loss.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. They are in my thoughts.

  3. There's nothing like tragedy to bring things into perspective. Words are never adequate at a time like this, but I am so sorry.

  4. Thanks everyone - I appreciate the good wishes. And yes, something like this, or the London riots really does put things into perspective. My own little problems seem much less pressing next to the terrible weight Lesa must be feeling right now. Thank you, again, everyone.