[personal profile] elzregina

Way over yonder is a place that I know
Where I can find shelter from hunger and cold
And the sweet tasting good life is easily found
Way over yonder - that's where I'm bound
I know when I get there, the first thing I'll see
Is the sun shining golden - shining rigth down on me
Then trouble's gonna lose me - worry leave me behind
And I'll stand up proudly in true peace of mind
Way over yonder is a place I have seen
In a garden of wisdom from some long ago dream
May be tomorrow I'll find my way
To the land where the honey runs in rivers each day
And the sweet tasting good life is so easily found
Way over yonder - that's where I'm bound 

--- Carole King

My cousin Erik, and his wife Tanya, along with another couple, were killed this weekend when the plane he was piloting went down outside of Las Vegas. One of a number of articles here:


This was not a cousin that I was particularly close to but one of those you see every few years at the family reunion or at a funeral. In fact, he gave the sermon at my Grandmother's funeral. 

Truly a shame. My heart grieves for their children.

Date: 2008-07-01 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] western-duchess.livejournal.com
Sorry for your family's loss. This was on the regional news reports here so I had heard that both couples had children and I had thought "how horrible for that to happen". Never would have thought I would have any possible connection to them ...life is odd somedays.

Date: 2008-07-01 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elzregina.livejournal.com
Thank you. Eric and Tanya had 4 children between the ages of 4 - 9. I believe the other couple had 3 children.

Date: 2008-07-01 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenness.livejournal.com
My condolences - such a tragedy. :(
7 children between the two couples - the tragedy really boils down to the fact that those children are not going to have the childhoods their parents planned for them.

Date: 2008-07-01 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliwodehalle.livejournal.com
Oh, I am so sorry. Steve's brother lives near Vegas and fights the big fires, I wonder if he was involved after the fact. . .

This is so very sad :(

Date: 2008-07-02 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-zrfq.livejournal.com
Oh dear. I am so sorry, especially for the children. My condolences to all the family, and special healing for the kids.

How horrible...

Date: 2008-07-02 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dakini-bones.livejournal.com
for everyone.



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