Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

First Aid Supplies

Posted Friday, April 19, 2013, at 12:52 AM
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  • I was watching the coverage of both of these trajedies this morning and wondering what I could do to help out. I was even considering taking some time off to go to Texas and assist with the rebuilding of homes that will need to take place. The reality is that most of us have families of our own to support so the big jestures of kindness are not going to be practical for the majority.

    But your comments are a good start, and we can at least include these people in our thoughts and prayers. And hopefully we can donate a little cash or material supplies through whatever charities we individually believe in.

    Thanks, nice blog.

    -- Posted by TundraRat on Fri, Apr 19, 2013, at 8:06 AM
  • thank you. I think that the Salvation Army helps a great deal with these things and spends their dollars wisely.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Fri, Apr 19, 2013, at 9:26 AM
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    As tumultuous as the week has been, there has been a generous amount of reassuring events woven into its fabric.

    For example, the residents along the marathon route that opened their doors to virtual strangers and gave them vital liquids or access to a phone to contact family or friends. The volunteer Texas firefighters who put their lives on the line and lost, trying to keep their friends, families and neighbors safe. The towns around West, Texas that have pledged to leave their community resources at a scaled down level so that West may be ready should another fire get started. Even some news agencies have refrained from their norm of "instantaneous reporting" to minimize the needless spread of fear and anxiety.

    From a "glass half full" perspective, it may be that the fabric of this nation remains strong and resilient enough to withstand the winds that face us all.

    I certainly hope so.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Fri, Apr 19, 2013, at 9:58 AM
  • That's the great thing about this country. We may argue and bicker but when the chips are down we can still pull together where it matters.

    -- Posted by TundraRat on Fri, Apr 19, 2013, at 10:45 AM
  • Yes, for every bad person there are hundreds of good people who are compassionate and useful.

    I missed most of this coverage because I had a class on Monday night. And Tues, I was a little under the weather with some kind of bug.

    I wanted to acknowlege the tragic events even though I am a little late with my thoughts.

    There are many courageous people who do not hesitate to put aside their own personal safety to help others who are in danger. Whether they are a civilian, police officer, soldier or first responder. I want to thank you personally for your service.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Fri, Apr 19, 2013, at 11:56 AM
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    My prayers to all the lives lost and forever scarred.

    Thanks Bonnie for putting a life line out for us all to hold onto


    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Apr 19, 2013, at 6:32 PM
  • Great blog as always. Thank you Bonnie. What has this world come to?

    -- Posted by OpinionMissy on Sat, Apr 20, 2013, at 12:59 PM
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