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18 June 2004 @ 11:03 am
Hurry up and enjoy already  
This is my last weekday as a "free" woman, per se, so I'm not gonna spend much time on LJ. But I did want to thank everyone who visited/commented on the site! ^_^

This has been a shitty year as far as anniversaries go. First Kurt Cobain, now Flight 427. Well, that won't be 'til September, I'm pretty sure, but Court TV ran a special just recently on the investigation into the crash that I had seen before, but didn't want to see again.

That was a miserable time for a lot of people around here. My sister was pretty good friends with the one girl who was killed along with her entire family. I remember seeing her myself a few times, and visiting her house when her mom hosted Girl Scout functions. Krissy had said that her mom always used to tell them, "Life is too short." What terrible irony.

There were three or four kids who died during the years I was in grade/high school, and I didn't know any of them particularly well, but I still think about them, think about how in a way they're still that young and I'm this old, and how things might have been different.

427 crashed just a few days before I started seventh grade, which in my district meant going to a new school (our district has three schools for K-4, one for 5-6, one for 7-8, and one for 9-12). I remember many of the teachers crying.

They built a memorial in front of my old elementary school, which I'm sure is going to get some attention soon. Anyway, I'm about to turn off the computer and go enjoy the time I've got.
 
 
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Purrsia Katpurrsia on June 18th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)
There were three or four kids who died during the years I was in grade/high school, and I didn't know any of them particularly well, but I still think about them, think about how in a way they're still that young and I'm this old, and how things might have been different.


Yeah, I know what you mean. Luckily I never knew anyone closely who died during my education experience, but as you do, I often think about them. Especially when me or my peers hit a particular milestone - a graduation, a marriage, child birth - which causes me to wonder what they'd be like, what'd they'd be doing, and if they'd have reached those milestones, too. Hell, I even think about say, the Columbine kids in the same way whenever that gets mentioned and obviously I never knew any of them. There's just something about when the very young die that gets to me moreso than adults who have at least experienced life, so to speak. It's odd how they do get frozen in time - Forever young but robbed of so much of their life :( Sad.

--Purrsia
though she be but little, she is fiercegolden_d on June 18th, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
...Um, Flight 427 is something I should know about, isn't it? And yet, I find myself drawing a very large blank. (Granted, if it crashed before you started seventh grade, that would've been before I started second, but still...)