revmary (revmary) wrote in wesleyfdn,

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MY sadness...

Monday, An Explosion occurred in Sago Mine near Buchanan and Philippi, WV. The trapped Miners...what was the status...I am the daughter of A WV Coal Miner and can empathize, when you are little you don't realize why Daddy packs extra lunch, or you get a treat from daddy's lunchbox when he came home. But, Mom packs that lunch, just in case....Miners are trained, WV hillbillies are NOT Stupid!

Quoting NASA Rocket Scientist and Author of The Rocket Boys, The Coalwood Way and another book.(October Sky was the Rocket Boy movie)

CNN reporter- Coal Mining is good money for uneducated.
Homer- No it's not, Coal Mining is technical! It's not just pick and Axes.

You cannot be a dummy...the coal miner better have aptitude in Sciences and math! Another Sterotype, de mythed!

I lived in Philippi, WV for 4 years almost....I survived the 1986 Philippi Flood, as an Alderson Broaddus College student , lending a hand to the people there. I am familiar with this area, driven by Sago Road...These Miners, had familiar last names to people i was acquainted with...I attended Classes with a Chuck Ware, Knew a Miner Chuck Moats there....Not only being a WVian, coal Miners daughter, but a former resident of that area , OUR WV United Methodist Conference is held at WV Wesleyan...I feel a connection....I empathize with the people......

on CNN at 11pm I heard 12 miner alive! That was a lie! And they knew 20 minutes after the rumor! They waited 3 hours to tell the families. No wonder they are angry, probably so angry grief cannot happen properly!

The CEO on Int'l Mining was so insensitive and uncompassionate in the response about 3:05am...

Reporter- What will you tell your company workers in Ashland,KY and Scott Depot,WV...
CEO- Oh, not to worry, Int'l has more than just Sago!

OH HOW INSENSITIVE oF HIM TO ANSWER THAT WAY! That did not need to be said, he could tell them later!
That belittle the Grief situation IN Upshur County! Like slapping the families you arent really important in the Big Picture! Sago is nothing to us!

Homer Hickman is correct in saying , WVians out of state love the State and care.

WVU won the Sugar bowl....WV Mine accident....Good news/Bad News
The tie between them Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown/WVU's University when the survivor is.

Thank God in 2001 PA miners lived! In the 1970's in WV Miners survived 13 days...they found a pocket and even though the water was coal water, dug down to drink some not to dehydrate, they shared the food...I pray for the survivor, I pray for the Families of all the miners.

I found the words to this hymn, HAnnity and Colms closed with a vigil and the people were singing this at the Sago Baptist Church.

Farther Along

(traditional - arranged by elvis presley)
(we’ll understand it all by and by)

Tempted and tried we’re oft’ made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long
While there are others living about us
Never molested, though in the wrong

Farther along we’ll know more about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by

When death has come and taken our loved ones
Leaving our homes so lonely and drear
Then do we wonder how others prosper
Living so wicked year after year

Farther along we’ll know more about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by
How are you feeling now?: distressed
What your doing now?: Law and Order
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