Saturday, September 13, 2008

Game Day and Prayers Going Out

Hi everyone!  Today's the day of the big football game.  Can't wait to be there.  USC will defeat those Buckeyes for Ohio St.  This is like the biggest regular season game I can remember going to.  I'm so excited.
Anyway.  I am also very saddened this morning.  Yesterday afternoon a local Metrolink train, a passenger commuter train here in Southern California, collided head on with a freight train here in the San Fernando Valley and there have been 18 total deaths confirmed at this point, including an off duty LAPD officer. 
It was really a somber scene as they brought the officer's body out and a line of fire fighters and police officers were saluting.  This is the worst train disaster in Los Angeles history.  My thought and prayers go out to the victims and the families.
Also, my thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Texas, specifically Galveston and Houston as Hurricane Ike came ashore last night causing lots of damage and flooding.  I hope there aren't too many deaths associated with this storm.
Enough with all the somber stuff.  It can be very depressing can it not.  I do hope that you will all have a safe and happy weekend.  I do love and appreciate everyone in my life and that certainly includes you, all of my special online friends.  Luv ya!  TTFN


johhnw said...

I will bet you don't even know what an actual  "Buckeye" is..!!!!    LOL  I am so sorry to hear about the train crash, I did not see it on the news last night.  Have a good time at the game... I'll be watching for you on TV!!!   LOL   luvya  j

nightmaremom said...

have a blast at the game....
and you're right it has been a sad several hours.. prayers going to all

mleighin21st said...

Indeed it has been a tough 24 hours for many.  My thoughts are with them all.  
Go USC!!  (don't tell anyone I said that-lived in Ohio 19 years)
                                                       Enjoy yourself,  Leigh

gazker said...

We haven't seen this on our news feeds yet. My heart goes out to all the families that lost relatives and friends.
Gaz x

cherry2sweet2eat said...

thats sad.

lisa41076 said...

Allison, enjoy the football game and have a great weekend !!!!!!! Love Ya Lisa

sangrialel said...

Oh that accident looks terrible, how horrilbe.  Linda

sugerb6 said...

I think tragedy such as this make us pause and realize what is most important in life. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.