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Old 27-02-2013, 04:41   #151
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Re: The WTF are they thinking thread

woodymr -- that link just brings me to a page of Bing results (apparently more than one boat has washed ashore at St. Augustine), but not sure which one I'm supposed to click on. Do you have a direct link?

Blue Crab -- I can't imagine the horror of losing a daughter like that. I'm so sorry. If it's not too much to ask -- what happened?
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Old 27-02-2013, 07:59   #152
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... Blue Crab -- I can't imagine the horror of losing a daughter like that. I'm so sorry. If it's not too much to ask -- what happened?
1:00 am, two 15yr old girls were joy riding around in the driver's dad's car. My kid is the passenger. Neither had a dr lic. Both girls were high school sophmores. Popular kids on the varsity gymnastics team. My gal had been drinking but thank the gods, the driver had not. I find some solace in that fact.

Local cops flashed their lights at them and the girls sped away. Police had video on the dash showing they did not pursue (SOP in nice neighborhoods I hear) but the driver lost it in a turn almost immediately, took out a stopsign, a ulility pole, and hit an oak tree. My wife, an MD, said the driver had a broken neck, and daughter Jenni had a brain stem injury like Dale Earnhart got at Daytona. The hope is both girls died instantly. I haven't wanted to read the official stuff nor the internet stuff.

I guess people get over this kind of thing. We haven't in the last year and a half. I'm 71 but my ex and kids are much younger. I don't envy them carrying this around the rest of their lives. I've seen some badass stuff along the way, and was nuts way before this happened but they are complete innocents.

Pardon the drama mates. I know this isn't much in the world wide scheme of awful things.
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Old 27-02-2013, 08:23   #153
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My eldest daughter is 15 now, so I feel that one right in the gut. Hang in there, Blue Crab. Wishing you peace and strength.
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Old 27-02-2013, 09:17   #154
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Pardon the drama mates. I know this isn't much in the world wide scheme of awful things.
I am so sorry for what has happened to you. I think every parent's worst nightmare is outliving their kids. Everyone gets to experience their own life and that's not subject to the "world wide scheme of things" evaluation. Take good care of you!!
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Old 27-02-2013, 10:17   #155
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Sorry for your loss Blue Crab, I cannot even imagine your pain. I will keep you in my prayers.
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In 50,000 miles of cruising I found that, generally, the best sailors were those on minimally equipped but well maintained boats. The worst sailors were those on minimally equipped and poorly maintained boats. Many of my favorite memories were in meeting both types.
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Blue Crab so sorry for the tragic event that has befallen your family. We lost our 16 month old grandson a few weeks ago, I wonder if our daughter & son in law will ever be able to be happy again, I'am afraid we are & you are in a new normal now.
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