Thursday, July 21, 2011
A tribute to Chief
It had to be one of the most stunning messages I have ever received.
It came via a cell phone text Sunday, shortly after I had left our evening church service.
“I heard Chief Pearson was killed on his motorcycle an hour ago.”
I was driving my truck but had to pull over and stop. I lost all other thoughts. I was suddenly saddened.
“It can’t be,” I repeated in my mind.
Close to Nowhere
The drive from my house to Knoxville, Tenn., may be long, but most of it is stunning.
Granddaughter Remy and I took off Wednesday morning for Knoxville and the Knoxville quilt show.
It was the first time we’d been to a Knoxville quilt show and apparently it’ll be the last. The American Quilter’s Society is moving the show to somewhere in Michigan. I’m not driving to Michigan!
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.Susan Ash, Navy, Middle East
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
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