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Trevor 14 Sep 01 - 06:04 AM
Scabby Douglas 14 Sep 01 - 06:11 AM
Greyeyes 14 Sep 01 - 06:17 AM
bill\sables 14 Sep 01 - 06:18 AM
CarolC 14 Sep 01 - 06:18 AM
GUEST 14 Sep 01 - 06:21 AM
Dave the Gnome 14 Sep 01 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,micca at work 14 Sep 01 - 06:25 AM
DonMeixner 14 Sep 01 - 07:13 AM
Troll 14 Sep 01 - 07:36 AM
Airto 14 Sep 01 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Moira 14 Sep 01 - 08:03 AM
catspaw49 14 Sep 01 - 08:05 AM
Cappuccino 14 Sep 01 - 08:07 AM
GUEST, Moira 14 Sep 01 - 08:10 AM
Wolfgang 14 Sep 01 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice 14 Sep 01 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,John 14 Sep 01 - 08:39 AM
Fibula Mattock 14 Sep 01 - 09:13 AM
Linda Kelly 14 Sep 01 - 09:19 AM
katlaughing 14 Sep 01 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,NSC 14 Sep 01 - 09:32 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 14 Sep 01 - 09:43 AM
Clifton53 14 Sep 01 - 09:52 AM
Kim C 14 Sep 01 - 09:54 AM
InOBU 14 Sep 01 - 10:10 AM
BanjoRay 14 Sep 01 - 10:11 AM
Noreen 14 Sep 01 - 10:33 AM
Amos 14 Sep 01 - 10:37 AM
Sam Pirt 14 Sep 01 - 10:41 AM
Sam Pirt 14 Sep 01 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,skarpi Iceland. 14 Sep 01 - 11:31 AM
Skipjack K8 14 Sep 01 - 11:40 AM
bill\sables 14 Sep 01 - 02:15 PM
Lyrical Lady 14 Sep 01 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,Celtic Soul 14 Sep 01 - 02:55 PM
iamjohnne 14 Sep 01 - 02:58 PM
bassen 14 Sep 01 - 03:15 PM
Steve in Idaho 14 Sep 01 - 03:18 PM
katlaughing 14 Sep 01 - 03:30 PM
Eric the Viking 14 Sep 01 - 05:20 PM
Noreen 14 Sep 01 - 05:45 PM
Dorrie 14 Sep 01 - 06:27 PM
SharonA 14 Sep 01 - 06:41 PM
Gareth 14 Sep 01 - 07:16 PM
brid widder 14 Sep 01 - 07:35 PM
Mrs.Duck 14 Sep 01 - 08:02 PM
mouldy 15 Sep 01 - 02:24 AM
DancingMom 15 Sep 01 - 03:34 PM
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Subject: 3 minutes
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:04 AM

I'm just back from three minutes of silence with my colleagues. Just for a moment, on a warm autumn morning in Shrewsbury, the world seems smaller.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:11 AM

Echoing that thought from Glasgow.. the silence was observed here, too...

Steven


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Greyeyes
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:17 AM

And in Swindon. There is a certain irony in holding a three minutes silence in a library, but I have never known it so quiet. Very moving.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: bill\sables
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:18 AM

Same in Goole East Yorkshire
Bill


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:18 AM

I just saw some of it on television here in the US. They showed locations in Belgium, England, Germany, and France. It was very heartening to see. Thank you, everyone who participated.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:21 AM

I was driving home, along a normally busy road. Every car simply pulled up and stopped.

I'm not an emotional man, but I shed a tear - and I won't forget

John


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:24 AM

Ditto here in Manchester. The road into Old Trafford looked like a car park - even the white van drivers waited patiently. Very emotional time for us all.

Peace

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST,micca at work
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:25 AM

Today at 11
For 150 heartbeats
Our multi-ethnic,
multi-culture college
Stopped..
the silence between the whistle signals
eerie
as Hindu, Muslim, Christian,
Jew and pagan.
White ,pink
and many shades of brown
thought about the dead
and those still lost.
And shared the sense
of being all of One.

In 150 heartbeats
We stood in silence
Planes were hijacked
2 buildings fell down
thousands died
a world ended
no one
and nothing will ever
be the same again.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: DonMeixner
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 07:13 AM

Thanks Micca.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Troll
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 07:36 AM

Yeah.

troll


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Airto
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:00 AM

I and thousands of my colleagues here in Brussels stood in complete silence on the street with the Belgian Prime Minister and the Commissioners of the EU. No speeches before or after, just three minutes of silence. It couldn't have been more eloquent.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST,Moira
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:03 AM


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From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:05 AM

This has touched us all and I have been very moved by the gestures from around the world. I gotta' admit that I really teared up when they played the SSB at the changing of the guard........It was quite a thing to do.

Thank you Micca.....and all

Spaw


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Cappuccino
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:07 AM

Apparently this was the first time that so many countries have shared a silence. One of the top men of the European Union said 'in the dark days of Europe, America stood by us, and now we stand by them'.

I work from home, so was on my own - but it still felt powerful in this room.

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST, Moira
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:10 AM

I work in a busy outpatients department in a London Hosptial and everyone who could took part in the 3 minute silence. It was a tearful and moving occasion. My patients tell me even the buses stopped. I am lucky, I have not been directly affected by this terrible event but my heart goes out to those who have and for the future of our world. I'm just so sorry.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Wolfgang
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:19 AM

I have not read of a single European country that had not lowered the flags, stopped in common silence, changed the usual way of life. You may only see footage about the bigger countries such as the first ever stopping of the Paris underground for a nondomestic reason or the largest gathering in Berlin since the fall of the wall, but be assured that in Helsinki, Budapest, Warsaw, Vaduz, Lissabon, Vienna,....people have also found a way to share your mourning.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:38 AM

The City of London stopped at 11.

Many of us here know we will have lost friends, colleagues and acquaintances when the final dreadful list is published. Some we know of already, others we will come to know, but even the strangers are in our thoughts and prayers.

The bell of Southwark Cathedral is tolling as I post.

If one man's death diminishes me, as Donne wrote, by how much are we all diminished by the WTC carnage? Or could it be that the solidarity of all decent folk in this time of trouble actually produces change for the better?

Were that to happen, they might not have died in vain.

Micca, thank you for that poem.

Alan


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST,John
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:39 AM

The rendition of 'The Star Spangled Banner' at Buckingham Palace moved me greatly.

I was in the car at the time, listening on the radio, and haven't been home since.

If anyone can point me towards a 'RealVideo' or some other video format of it, I'd appreciate it, so that I might sing along for myself.

Sorry if this sounds stupid, but it's how I feel

John


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:13 AM

We stopped at 11 here in Bristol. Back home, the Other Half was off work today. Everything shut down in Ireland - heck, even the pubs were closed - because of our strong ties to the US. There isn't a village the length of the country that doesn't have family across the ocean.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:19 AM

The same in every city in the UK, at the railway stations n the hospitals in the shopping centres -a salute to the dead. And in St Paul's, the Queen Prince Philip Prince Charles and the current and past Prime Ministers listened to a memorial service. thousands lined the streets. The Star Spangled Banner was played for the first time ever in this cathedral, which is in the heart of the financial City of London. The Archbishop of Canterbury gave an address which moved me to tears, but told us to remember that other great monument of New York, the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of freedom and hope. A choir of angelic voices rang out to the most beautiful rendition of the Lords Prayer i have ever heard and the hyms,Immortal Invisible God only wise and Mine Eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. You could see Americans in the congregation smile as this hymn rang out. It was solemn but not grave, the voices were uplifting and hopeful -a truly fitting reminder.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:23 AM

I thought I was done crying, until I read your words, here and in emails, etc., Micca, your poem esp. I am so proud to call you all my friends and so very, very grateful, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

love,

kat


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST,NSC
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:32 AM

Ireland is currently on a National day of mourning. Even the pubs are closed.

Here in Nenagh the town stopped moving altogether during the 3 minute silence. Joe Barry played a lament on the pipes immediately afterwards and condolances were passed on behalf of the people of Nenagh to Nuala Gonzales, a native of Manhattan who is waiting for news of friends. She accpeted this gesture eloquently on behalf of Americans and for those who have been bereaved.

George Henderson


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:43 AM

Hull was silent at 11AM, as far as I know every town and city in the UK was the same.I live on a main road into the city centre, and many cars pulled over and stopped to observe the 3 minute silence.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Clifton53
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:52 AM

I saw the tape of the changing of the guard whilst our anthem was played and I was teary eyed to think of the support and sympathy coming out over there.

Thank You from the bottom of my heart

Clifton


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Kim C
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 09:54 AM

All I can say is, thank you, every one. If I could put my arms around you, I would.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: InOBU
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 10:10 AM

How lovely and appropriate to have a moment of quiet. Genie and I - our neighborhood until this morning was a "frozen zone". Here in Downtown New York, no cars, only residents allowed in. We were sitting in front of an Egyption restaurant, friends of ours, having dinner at an out door table on a lovely night, only the constant smell of smoke a reminder that our quiet pleasent evening was a symptom of the terror. But, away from the immidiate sceane, there is a quiet here, a terribly ironic immage of peace. So, let this quiet and peace proceed, though I am afraid it will not. Thanks, and all of you all are in our hearts as well. Larry and Genie


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: BanjoRay
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 10:11 AM

In Doncaster an artillery piece was fired at the start and finish of the three minutes - the world seemed to hold it's breath - very moving.

Ray


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Noreen
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 10:33 AM

Shivers down the spine here during the 3min silence, watching so many people in cities across the UK and all over Europe expressing their solidarity with humanity aginst this evil act.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Amos
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 10:37 AM

I am grateful, personally, to all the world who participated; this was a touching sign of a deep connection.

God bless humanity, wherever found.

A


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 10:41 AM

The 3 minuites started and not a sound was heard anywhere. I knew that people were thinking, reflecting and griveing the hieous events that have occured in America.

This is a tradgedy that has affected eveyone at different levels all around the world. The world will now be a very different and smaller place.

Mudcatters fit into this, being a global community already we should use the music that all catters are brought together by initially to bring other communitys and countrys together,as well as helping those communitys who are in a state of shock.

Sam


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 10:42 AM

The 3 minuites started and not a sound was heard anywhere. I knew that people were thinking, reflecting and griveing the hieous events that have occured in America.

This is a tradgedy that has affected eveyone at different levels all around the world. The world will now be a very different and smaller place.

Mudcatters fit into this, being a global community already we should use the music that all catters are brought together by initially to bring other communitys and countrys together,as well as helping those communitys who are in a state of shock.

Sam


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST,skarpi Iceland.
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 11:31 AM

threre where also three min, silience In Iceland. God be with you all. Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 11:40 AM

I work in a busy trading office in Leeds UK. Boss redirected the switchboard to his mobile, on silent ring. Not one phone call was recorded as having been made.

Again, very moving, to stand silent in such a usually bustling environment.

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: bill\sables
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 02:15 PM

In Yorkshire there was even an operation going on in a hospital operation theatre when the surgeons and nurses stoped working for the three minute silence.
Bill


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 02:47 PM

Here , on this tiny little island of Saltspring (Canada), time stood still for three minutes this morning. There are two islanders still missing in the rubble and an amazing story of one of my school mates who crawled to safety moments before the collapse of building # 3. We are so very connected to this tragedy and my thoughts are with each and every one of you!

Let there peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Barb


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: GUEST,Celtic Soul
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 02:55 PM

I want to add my own thanks to those already chimed here.

It is the strangest feeling to be so utterly sad, and so completely touched and proud all at the same time.

This was not something that happened to the US alone. It happened here, but there were people from all over the world in the twin towers, and likely a few at the Pentagon as well.

The world grieves the loss, and those of us at ground zero are heartfelt touched by the connection this great tragedy has brought to the peace loving people of the world.

From the bottom of my heart, my brothers and sisters,

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: iamjohnne
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 02:58 PM

I wish I could convey my feelings here, mere words just don't seem adequate. Micca that was beautiful.

Johnne "goin where the weather suits my clothes"


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: bassen
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 03:15 PM

For many Norwegians the US is a second homeland - spiritually or factually: Norway stopped at noon. And the ensuing silence lasted far longer than 3 minutes here where I live: for over 15 minutes the only thing you heard in this usually busy harbor town was the wind, southwest from the Norwegian Sea, lifting the flags at half mast.

bassen


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 03:18 PM

Wow


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 03:30 PM

Wow. We are all one. It is awesome and overpowering to think of all joining in such silence. Not enough words to say thank you.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 05:20 PM

I explained to my class of 13 yrs old special needs pupils the sadness, I felt, the sorrow the world felt and the tremendous suffering that was being felt. All our school of 140 very noisy special needs children and their staff stopped for three minutes of silence to think, prey (many of them are Moslem) It was a wonderful ,but eirie silence, even the traffic stopped outside. The tragedy touched many of them, even in my school there are children and staff who have friends and relatives in NY.

My daughter's school is holding a bring and buy sale to help raise some money for the children of this event. My daughter is giving her best toys to sell, today was her birthday, she's 9. She told us she was happy for it to be her birthday, but she was still sad and it didn't feel right to be so happy ( I felt tears).

At ASDA tonight,(supermarket) there is a book of condolence. We signed, and an asian lady behind us wept and told us how sad she felt, as she signed she told us how evil she thought these people were. The world has been touched.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Noreen
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 05:45 PM

Lovely, Eric, and a special hug for Freya; because it's her birthday and because she has a beautiful heart.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Dorrie
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:27 PM

My whole college went out on to the field and had a collective silence

dorrie x


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: SharonA
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:41 PM

Thank you all, every one of you, our friends across the world. Words can't adequately express what I want to say... my heart is full to overflowing. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Gareth
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 07:16 PM

Here in our office at Swansea we stopped and reflected - and I thought :-

Aon
Marsh Mac
Guy Carpenter
Firemans Fund
American Bureau of Shipping
New York Port Authority
Biddles (Lawyers)

And more. Voices on a telephone, sig's on a fax, names on an E Mail, codeword on a telex, over the last 30 years.

At noon I went to lunch. The sky outside was clear and blue - no vapour trails, no glinting jets. The sky way was clear. (Swansea lies under the main route from London to the US of A)

This evening at a political meeting we started with three minutes silence.

Let the world mourne and remember.

But most of all let clar heads and judgement continue to serve.

Gareth

Imperssive - Yes. Neccessary - Yes.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: brid widder
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 07:35 PM

In the Hospice where I work patients', most of them very ill, and staff gathered together to observe this special time. All over Britain, in large gatherings, small groups or alone.....everyone I have spoken to today kept the silence....we feel with you all.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 08:02 PM

We even managed with 60 5 year olds - not so much as a murmur!


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: mouldy
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 02:24 AM

I was "doughing", so I switched my work light off, and sat quiet. It was the first day I had not put on the 24 hour news channels in the morning, and it gave my senses time to really try and come to terms to what they had seen. Last night I attended a service of prayer in Snaith Priory where we lit candles and prayed, and listened to a couple of Bible readings. The first, from Kings, is the text from which the hymn "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind" is taken. The second, from Romans 8.

My love to you all in America.

Andrea

"Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire, thou still small voice of calm."


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: DancingMom
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 03:34 PM

Love IS stronger than hate. Thank you all. Sharon


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: CET
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 07:27 PM

In Ottawa, there were 100,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill and jamming the nearby streets. There were US flags everywhere. It was utterly silent - the only time I can recall such silence was at the burial of Canada's unknown soldier last year.

I had to be there. I have made a lot of friends in the States, particularly this past year since I joined Mudcat and had the opportunity to sing with people at Portland, Maine, at the home of Bat Goddess and Curmudgeon, and at Old Songs. I also think of the Americans I've met in the course of my military service. I also find myself thinking about places like Little Round Top, Antietam, Marye's Heights, and the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia, all of which have touched me very deeply. Why this comes into my mind right now, I'm not sure. I haven't thought it out.

Blessings on you all, particularly in New York and Washington.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 07:59 PM

Something new happened which the killers could not have dreamed would happen. If only it doesn't get wasted.


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Subject: RE: 3 minutes
From: Genie
Date: 19 Sep 01 - 03:25 AM

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