Re: [gardeners] OT: Sometimes the world

Lee Ann Reiners (
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 17:11:24 -0400

Edinboro came together in the time of our tragedy, too.  There were 
3500-4000 people at the funeral for the slain teacher, John Gillette, on
Tuesday.  They moved the funeral service to McComb Fieldhouse on
campus at Edinboro University, where I work.  President Pogue delivered
his convocation speech this morning in which he told how touched he was
by the community outreach during this difficult time.

Volunteers bedecked the trees on campus with white ribbons of mourning.

Lee Ann

Jane wrote:
> What an awful thing to happen.  It is nice to see a town gather together
> support tho.  It doesn't happen often enough any more.  I see it a lot
> my own kids.  The things we grew up with, the respect we have for others
> and for our country just seems to be fading away.  It's sad to see
> things that I just take for granted as a learned behavior, are not being
> passed on to the children of the world.  I spend a lot of time with my
> attempting to instill values in them and am always surprised when
> slips up.  I will just keep trying to keep them on the right track. 
> Sometimes I think all the technology we have is not so good, of course
> out it I wouldn't have this list to talk on.  I think I wouldn't mind
> taking a few steps back sometimes.  Best wishes to your town's recovery.
> Jane 
> > 
> > This is definitely not about gardening, but I need to talk about it.  
> > Maybe one or more of you will have something to say.  This is long 
> > and maybe a bit depressing, but maybe not.  Feel free to skip it.
> > 
> > Yesterday, the funeral of Pete Stucky (pronounced Stookey) was held 
> > in Lewiston. 
> <snip>