Friday, November 12, 2010

Fire

I watched the news this morning. Big mistake. There was a fire in a townhouse complex in Webster, TX, a small town close to the Johnson Space Center. A woman lived there with her 4 children. She was able to get out with one child. Firemen rescued another. 2 died in the fire. She and the firemen tried to get them out but the flames were too intense. They had pictures of the two children - a lovely 12 year old girl and a 9 year old boy. All of the bystanders including the mother could hear them screaming for help. How do you get past something like that as a parent?

I did not know any of these people but I just can't get it out of my mind. I realize that things like this happen but I just don't know that I could live if it were my children. To make things worse, the boy that was rescued by the fireman is in critical condition and may die also. God have mercy on them all.

8 comments:

Sushiboy said...

Sad, a tragedy. I don't think its something you can ever completely over. I hope that she and her two surviving are blessed with the healing they need.

Hoosier Girl said...

I would go crazy. I'm sure of it.

On the flip side, it's good to see that you're alive. Are you ever coming back to Indiana?

J.

Just Dave said...

One never knows, Jodi. Indiana is outside my kingdom right now but that may change soon. Do you have any oil or natural gas production there?

Zed said...

Such a sad account, Dave. It is difficult enough to lose a loved one in the best of circumstances, but children, in a fire, who could be heard screaming? Just dreadful.

Those screams will be heard lifelong.

(Yes, miracle of miracles, after 3 years, I'm back.)

Just Dave said...

Good to see you, Zed. Stick around for awhile.

Zed said...

I will. I promise.

Hoosier Girl said...

I don't know about oil or natural gas but I can assure you there is plenty of hot air in both Indiana and Kentucky.

Har, Har.

J.

Ps. Are you on Facebook?

Kate said...

I found you from Sans Pantaloons. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!