Friday, March 13, 2009

Sad News to Report

Since my last posting, something terrible has happened off our coastline here in St. John's, Newfoundland. Yesterday morning a Cougar Helicopter left St. John's airport to transport 16 people to the offshore oil rigs about 90 minutes off our coastline. Part way into the trip, the helicopter experienced technical difficulties and radioed for permission to return back to the airport. About 10 minutes after they turned around and their mayday message, the chopper went down into the frigid Atlantic Ocean. One survivor, one body found (the sole female passenger, only 25 years old). 16 still missing and now presumed dead. My Mum works with a woman whose husband was on that chopper. He was in his early 30s.

If you wouldn't mind keeping these people in your thoughts and prayers for us this week. Mum's friend's husband is one of the 16 missing.

Sorry I have nothing more to talk of today, but I suppose things are a bit somber right now. I hope to write of better things soon. Perhaps I will have better things to talk about tomorrow after my quilting class. My students should have the main part of their quilts completed and working on their seminole borders. I'll take along my camera tomorrow morning.

Quiltingly Yours


Sandy said...

Prayers heading your way from Ohio...I pray for a miracle.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

My tummy dropped when I heard of the tragedy on the news. I too hope for a miracle