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Member since 26 Nov 2006
Member from Dobson
OJ, we have been trying for years to do just that. I remember bumper stickers saying "Republic of West Coast". Some even went so far as to print passports!!
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
I shed a few tears this evening when the news showed the families at the memorial service. Thankfully The Mayor has done a wonderful job of holding the people together and being one of them.
I thought of the Quakers and their silence at meetings, rising to speak when moved to do so, and saying what is in the heart. I could not clarify the words of the song the singer composed but the feeling and poignancy was so strong. It was a blessing to be able to share the little bit of the service shown on the news. May they all find some comfort over the Christmas season even though seats at tables will not be occupied.
Member since 22 Oct 2006
Member from Christchurch CBD
There is nothing can describe the loss a parent feels at the loss of a son. We are programmed to believe that we who grow old will die in the fullsome of time but no where ever we are are we prepared for our children to die before us.I lost my only son in 1985. Bernie Monk Lost his son and articulates well for Pike River Miners and all those other families who lost husbands, fathers, partners and friends. I shed a tear or two today for PIKE RIVER at 340pm.Until we have them home we will never rest.
Member since 31 Jan 2007
Member from Mosgiel
Would any of you who are moaning have been or will be prepared to go into this mine and get the loved ones out. Speak now or forever hold your peace.
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Benny, I think you have been holding your piece a little too long. Sends you blind, you know.
I presume you know this from general experience. We are not always as lucky as you and yours.
I heard OKK s words about how ready Mines rescue were to go in like they have done for their men for years. I listened and appreciated her West Coast words about The Police in Pike Rivers Mine DisasterThe West Coast is a special place in my heart.My motherinlaw grew up in Punakaiki I have tramped at Northern Buller twice and around Punakaiki and Lake Brunner"REPUBLIC OF THE WEST COAST " I like it.
We haven't been lucky, Benny. I have had a lot of sadness in my life, and so has Dr L. We have found being together at this late stage in our lives such a blessing.
I was responding to your # 281 and I suggest you pop back and read it then read my #282 in the same context as your #281 and you will see that I responded in the same vein.
Did you have to Benny. Is having the last word all that matters to you. You spoiled a sad memorial of thoughts and memories. Let it go.
What was wrong with my #280 it was an innocent question and as usual they had to come up with a meaningless blob. But then this is the way a certain lot respond when they haven't a truthful answer to give. They fudge it,but then this is the way of a certain group.
Member since 19 Dec 2006
Member from Hampden
Benny, do you have to be such an arsehole all your life?
And that IS a serious question.
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