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Old 09-17-2001, 08:21 PM
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An e-mail worth reading

Here's one I received today:

> > On Monday, there were people fighting against praying
> > in schools...
> > On Tuesday, you would have been hard pressed to find
> > a school where
> > someone was not praying.
> >
> > On Monday, there were people were trying to separate
> > each other by race,
> > sex, color and creed...
> > On Tuesday, they were holding hands.
> >
> > On Monday, we thought that we were safe and secure...
> > On Tuesday, we knew better.
> >
> > On Monday, we were talking about heroes as being
> > athletes...
> > On Tuesday, we relearned what a "hero" meant.
> >
> > On Monday, people went to work at the World Trade
> > Center as usual...
> > On Tuesday, they walked through the door for the last time.
> >
> > On Monday, people were fighting the 10 commandments
> > on government property...
> > On Tuesday, the same people voiced, "God help us
> > all" and said "Thou shalt not kill".
> >
> > On Monday, people argued with their kids about
> > picking up their room...
> > On Tuesday, those people could not get home fast
> > enough to hug their kids.
> >
> > On Monday, people picked up McDonalds for dinner...
> > On Tuesday, they stayed home.
> >
> > On Monday, people were upset that their dry cleaning
> > was not ready on time...
> > On Tuesday, they were lining up to give blood for the
> > dying.
> >
> > On Monday, politicians argued about budget surpluses...
> > On Tuesday, grief stricken, they sang "God Bless
> > America".
> >
> > On Monday, we worried about the traffic and getting
> > to work late...
> > On Tuesday, we worried about a plane crashing into
> > our house or place of business.
> >
> > On Monday, we were irritated that our rebate checks
> > had not arrived...
> > On Tuesday, we saw people celebrating Americans dying.
> >
> > On Monday, some children had solid families...
> > On Tuesday, they were orphans.
> >
> > On Monday, the President went to Florida to read
> > to the children...
> > On Tuesday, he returned to Washington to protect our
> > children.
> >
> > On Monday, we emailed jokes...
> > On Tuesday, we did not.
> >
> > It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to
> > place things into perspective. The lessons learned this
> > week, the things we
> > have taken for granted, the things that have been
> > forgotten or
> > overlooked, hopefully never will be again.
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Old 09-17-2001, 08:55 PM
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Thanks Ed Truly beautiful and thought provoking words.
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Old 09-18-2001, 12:32 AM
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that was good ed. thanks
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Old 09-18-2001, 02:43 PM
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Thanks Ed for the lovely post. I really enjoyed reading it.

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