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The Worst Thing Today

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 1:23 pm

"annis" wrote:Luckily her youngest son (my nephew) who lives in Christchurch was fine, though rather dazed. His house basically fell to pieces around him!


Kind of puts everything into perspective. My heart goes out to everyone.
One of my colleagues is back home visiting her folks in Christchurch, but we got a message she is OK.

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Postby fljustice » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 4:42 pm

So glad you and your family are okay, annis!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri March 11th, 2011, 3:29 pm

Have not heard from my nephew and wife/two kids in Tokyo. He is the XO of the USS Mustin, stationed in Tokyo. Looking at some horrific footage of ships washed inland by the tsunami, although the images were from northern Japan and the Mustin is a pretty big boat.

Very grateful that my former DIL and grandaughter, also in Tokyo, are all right.

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Fri March 11th, 2011, 3:40 pm

Hope you discover everyone is okay, MLE. The wait can be so worrying when communication lines are disrupted. It's turning out to be a geologically active year!

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Postby LoveHistory » Fri March 11th, 2011, 5:15 pm

It's going to be a geologically active decade. Hope all your loved ones are safe, MLE.

Japan gets Worst Thing Today hands down.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri March 11th, 2011, 6:18 pm

Masako (niece-in-law) just posted that she is fine. The Mustin was apparently out to sea and unaffected. Let's hear it for Facebook!

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Fri March 11th, 2011, 8:19 pm

Good news MLE, you must be relieved.
Currently reading "The Blood Card" by Elly Griffiths & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat March 12th, 2011, 3:17 am

Glad your people are safe MLE. I just donated money to the Red Cross.

Sad thing is, this is not all that unusual for Japan. I've been reading a book on Bad Things throughout history and Japan has been hit by a lot of earthquakes, tsunamis, fires and other stuff.

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Postby Vanessa » Sat March 12th, 2011, 11:10 am

The nuclear power station in Japan has exploded now. It must be so very scary with fears of radiation poisoning! It's terrible.
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LoobyG
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Postby LoobyG » Sat March 12th, 2011, 11:27 am

How terrible :( My thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese, glad to hear that your loved ones are safe MLE x


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