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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Intermission

I'm taking time away from tales of my vacation to celebrate the rescue of the Chilean miners. I've spent the whole day watching and crying with the family members. What a wonderful story of survival and engineering.

Each man had his own story. One of the miners watched the birth of his child while trapped in the mine. Another proposed to his common law wife while another revealed to his wife and the world that he had a mistress.

The last man to leave was the one who organized his fellow miners. He rationed the food, the lights and seemed to be responsible for the wellbeing of the group.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this possible. It just shows how much can be accomplished when the leader of a country is not too proud to ask for and accept help from other countries.

3 comments:

Mary P said...

Those who made reference to God, who made the sign of the cross, who looked upwards in gratitude, those were the miners who saw the whole picture.
Thank God for everyone's safe return!
ms/sss

BetteJo said...

I only saw a bit of it but my God it went on for SO long! Amazing stuff to be documented and reported live the whole way, that's for sure.
And yeah, a leader who isn't a narcissist maybe?

Anonymous said...

I agree again with your comments. One writer said that if that had been here, the whole thing would have been a blame game, naming all the wrongs.The Catholic church is very strong there. It was a good news story!Linda