[Grovenet] [SPAM?] Remembering Che

Katie Allnutt allnutt at verizon.net
Sun Nov 22 21:05:27 PST 2009

It is quite hard to find thanks in the middle of great tragedy.
Thanks for reminding us that while our problems seem big at the time  
there are others who are dealing with larger heartbreaks.  If  you  
talk to your friends tell them that many who saw the news of the  
helicopter crash that night thought of the families and what a hard  
time they would face in the coming months.


On Nov 22, 2009, at 9:29 PM, Meredith Bliss wrote:

> Thirty years ago when I lived in Davis, my friends Martin & Kathy  
> had twin
> boys. Kathy named one Noah. Martin, ever the activist, named the  
> other Che.
> One day I walked into the office space we shared and found Che and  
> Noah
> happily painting the keys of Martin's typewriter with whiteout.  
> They had a
> really good reason for doing that, though I don't remember now what  
> it was.
> They were always such adorable imps, it was hard to get very upset.
> Because Che was the more reserved of the two, it was a surprise for  
> me to
> learn that he loved to fly and had become a Coast Guard pilot. On  
> the night
> before Halloween, he answered the call to search for a boater  
> missing off of
> San Diego. His plane collided with a Marine helicopter on a night  
> training
> mission, and all nine aboard the two aircraft were lost.
> It's hard to reconcile the two images. We struggle to understand the
> incongruities, learn to live with much that makes no sense, and yet be
> thankful for what we have.
> ----------------------------------------
> Just happy to be here, but speaking
> only for myself!
> Meredith Bliss --- www.rdrop.com/~mbliss
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