View Full Version : Out of the ashes

09-25-2001, 05:03 PM
On Sept the 11th I was flying home from England to the U.S.A.
I was already in the depths of despair when I heard about the evil events that had befallen America. I had been in England to take care of my Mother who was dying of cancer.
She died 23rd of August after a very short illness.
She was 59 years old and I will miss the years we have been cheated out of.
Our flight was diverted to Newfoundland we knew nothing untill we were on the ground, grief overcame me and I did not know how I would ever overcome it.
The people of Gambo restored my faith in God and in humanity.
These poeple opened their hearts and their homes to thousands of strangers without batting an eye.
They fed and sheltered us, never asking or indeed expecting any kind of payment. In all my life I have never met such kind unselfish people.
I started my journey alone and ended it five days later with many friends for life.
I am still grieving for my Mother and for all those that lost their lives on that aweful day. But I go on with the conviction that there is more good than bad in the world.

09-25-2001, 08:18 PM
Dear Carol, I'm so sorry about your Mum. I do know how you feel :crying:
Welcome home to wc gf. I never stopped thinking of you while you were away.

09-25-2001, 09:34 PM
How are you?
Once I find my way around here (itcould take some time) I will pm you.
Also I have new e-mail address which I do not know and being the dummy I am I don't know where to find it! lol
Hubs bought new p.c while I was away naughty boy!

09-25-2001, 11:19 PM
i am sorry for your loss Cap
it has been a dark time
of all the people in the world
you could've wound up with in crisis
the people of newfoundland are
among the best representatives
of humanity, kindness and respect
i hope you return to newfoundland
in better times

09-25-2001, 11:50 PM

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09-26-2001, 09:02 AM
very sorry to hear about your mother :(... I must say canadians on our east coast are salt of the earth.

09-26-2001, 11:01 AM
((((((Cap)))))) I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.
Your story of love and friendship from strangers gives me hope.
Thank You for posting. :)

09-27-2001, 01:56 PM
My warmest thanks go to you all!