Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Triumph & Tragedy

The early morning 38 ~ 35 victory of the WVU Mountaineers over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl was tempered by the fact that 13 coal miners are trapped 260 feet below the surface as I write this. The miners were trapped after a methane gas explosion caused by what is thought to have been a lightning strike.
While many West Virginians were celebrating the win, others wait in hope that they'll get to see their loved ones again...
Go here for the mine story:
And here for the Sugar Bowl story:
Let us all say a silent prayer for the safe return of all thirteen... And let's have at least one more happy story for West Virginia tomorrow.
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

I watched footage on the miners at the airport yesterday since I was stuck there a while. Definitely benn thinking of them...

cantellya said...

Amen, brother. Saw an update today, there's still hope. I'll definitely be praying.
So, what'd you have for Christmas dinner?

berly02 said...

This is the worst year ever already.

Sherri said...

keeping fingers crossed for the miners.

Lisa said...

When I read that miners story I thought of you and figured you'd blog about it. I've been checking the internet every few hours because I cant' stop thinking about these men.

Crazy Me said...

Heard about this. I hope it turns out all right but it doesn't look good.

Lindsey said...

This is so freakin' scary.

Dirk said...

I heard on the radio theat they got twelve out alive. A bloody good effort.

Ranger Tom said...

Not so dirk... I see the misinformation has reached Oz...