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Saturday December 15, 2012

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Caption: As I watched my two youngest grandchildren perform in their Christmas play last evening, I could not help but think of those families in Newtown CT, who will not have their children or grandchildren here for Christmas - such an unspeakable tragedy - may God bless them all!

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31. Biskitten
12:49 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Thanks so much Dorothy, Dave & Larisa!
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30. lorik
8:11 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
touching tribute Elaine!
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29. WurzelDave
1:33 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
tomekandjola is right, we always remember the killers becuse of how it's reported. Here in UK most people remember the names of the Cromwell Street murderers but not the names of the victims.
I haven't seen the news since last Thursday so knew nothing of this til i saw a dedication on WU yesterday. Superb shot & sentiment, congrats.
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28. Willow13
5:00 AM GMT on December 17, 2012
Beautiful tribute, Elaine! I, too, watched the comforting service from Newtown on my pc.

Blessed are the little children ...for of such is the kingdom of heaven ((( ♥ )))
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27. Biskitten
4:29 AM GMT on December 17, 2012
Thank you all for your comments, especially Suzi - I watched the service also & I believe this horrific event has touched the lives of not only the American people, but other Countries as well!
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26. suzi46
2:36 AM GMT on December 17, 2012
thankyou Elaine..I just finished listening to
a magnificent, live multi denominational service from Newtown, CT on National TV tonight..with a stunning speech from our President..the weight of so much to deal with, coming from all directions, must weigh so heavily on him.. we must make changes..hopefully many things will change for the better and healing will begin..and I totally agree with the words of Morgan Freeman quoted above..let us pray the seeds have not already been sown in another sick mind for another horrific event..and let us pray we move forward as a country to a more loving and Godly place!
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25. Glaswegian
10:12 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful scene and touching tribute Elaine!
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24. snosno
6:25 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
A lovely tribute, Elaine..... Fabulous AC..!
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23. gilg72
6:18 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Thank you very much Elaine, for this great Tribute with such a wonderful photo. Wish there was more we could do for this people and this whole crazy world as a whole.
Congratulations on this wonderful Tribute AC!

Jola's comment here, a lot of truth on how the media handles such tragic news. I have always noticed how some of the things they report, and I think, well that only gives someone else an idea of how to do things that otherwise may not have entered their head. My thoughts only.

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22. weatherphotographs
4:45 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Poignant. Thanks for posting the photo. Words do not do justice
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21. Wanda1948
4:08 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Wonderful scene and dedication, Elaine! Congratulations!
It's a terrible tragedy that took place in America! Small children are angels who need to be protected!
This madman has caused great pain and grief of their families and loved ones. Lord, keep these children in your care!
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20. Biskitten
3:44 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Thank you all for your heartwarming comments and to the Approvers for the AC recognition on WHY? - Thank you so much!
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19. Doesiedoats
2:46 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful capture, Elaine, and nice tribute.

Jola: Thank you very much for sharing the truth
about what happens in terrible incidents like this.

Congratulations, Elaine, on the lovely AC.
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18. gardner48197
2:44 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful tribute, so sad....
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17. line
1:58 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
beautiful!!
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16. pegpics
12:56 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Nature goes silent in the moment when her innocent ones are lost. This is a beautiful tribute pic. Congrats on AC!!!
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15. cyril8
12:53 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
tomekandjola's comment I absolutely agree with. The shooter is a celebrity and the victims are a statistic, according to all the media.
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14. cyril8
12:49 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Amen to your caption. Congratulations on this inviting piece of Florida!
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13. Bluesmaster
7:14 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful tribute Elaine, AC congrats!
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12. trailhiker44
5:42 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful shot and caption, Elaine !
Why????? Beautiful tribute !
So glad you could have this wonderful time with your grandchildren!
CONGRATULATIONS on the BUE BORDER !!!
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11. newenglandlight
3:06 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful tribute Elaine.
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10. catilac
2:10 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful shot and caption Elaine, so very sad
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9. teach50
2:03 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
So beautiful. Thanks.
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8. gduket
1:47 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful Elaine...Such a horrible tragedy I can't stop crying..
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7. ColoradoKat
1:21 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Why, indeed! Beautiful tribute, Eileen!
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6. Kennebunker
1:20 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Such a warm image in memoriam of all the sweet young victims, Elaine. So glad you could be there to see, touch, and hold your grandchildren. It is the best anyone could wish for. Kudos to you, and congratulations on this AC recognition.
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5. tomekandjola
1:14 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday :

"You want to know WHY. This may sound cynical, but here's why.

It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."
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4. nanapoo
1:12 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Beautiful tribute Elaine. God help those families...they will never be the same. And, many of us won't either.
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3. gusbuster
12:55 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
The healing balm of the people will come forward and be poured upon those who suffer and have loss. Beautiful composition to bring us rest and calm in these times.
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2. canuckjune
12:34 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Why indeed and I doubt anyone will ever really know why. It is indeed horrific.
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1. tomekandjola
12:30 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Yes, it's such a horrible tragedy, beautiful photo to give tribute to those innocent victims.
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