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Friday, January 12, 2007


To the families and friends of Michael Dragonetti, James Warnock, Andrew Lundy and Ruth MacArthur: These first painful days after the deaths of your loved ones will grip your hearts mercilessly. They will be filled with darkness and your very souls will plunge into a bottomless abyss of grief ... an abyss from which you may think you'll never emerge.

But take refuge within the love of your families and friends, and know that you are not alone. Even strangers, those who have had death on their doorsteps, feel your pain.

In time, you will see small signs of healing, and someday the sun will shine again in your life. It may not be next week, next month or even next year, but it will shine again.

May God cradle you in His arms and comfort you until then, for only He can provide the answers to why.


Anonymous Norm said...


Fri Jan 12, 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Tuna Tom and Terry Tuna Salad said...

God Bless and Amen to your kind words at a time like this-everyone feels the pain and extends prayers and hope to all who suffer from loss

Fri Jan 12, 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous dmc said...

I couldnt even fathem this if it was my own . My heart goes out to all the familys. I have the chills right now. So very very sad.

Fri Jan 12, 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Jane M. said...

When a tragedy like this happens, those involved become your own. You picture your own family involved in a similar situation and you grieve for the familes, for you understand the incredible pain they must be enduring.

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fri Jan 12, 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous voice of reason said...

sorry, but I still think these boys should not be granted to sainthood just appears they broke a provisional driving law by having too many under 18 passengers and they apparently were exceeding the 50 mph speed limit and were probably distracted with radios,cell phones, etc. and plowed into an innocent lovely woman transporting a handicapped child...front page news and accolades in your paper these past few days went to the 3 boys and the grandmother delegated inside pages..there is another 14 yr old boy with life threatening injuries too who was another victim of the 3 boys' careless driving..I am sure they were wonderful boys but just because they were sports heros and honor students makes them no less criminal in their actions..if they were c-/d students who were not involved in activities , would they be given the same saint status? I think not...the school and parents and fellow students should learn from all of this so no one's lives were lost in vain..

Fri Jan 12, 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous speeders kill said...

looks like they are the "ghost riders" now

Fri Jan 12, 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked your blog today. Your words are very eloquent. I do agree with voice of reason who wrote about this poor innocent grandmother. If everyone thinks this is sad, wait until the lawyers get involved. Being a questioning person, I wonder why these kids have to drive to school especially in a high powered Cadillac.
The sad part is, no doubt it will happen again. May the lord bless them all.

Fri Jan 12, 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May they rest in peace.

Fri Jan 12, 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the families at this time

Fri Jan 12, 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mike is truly an hero

Fri Jan 12, 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Fri Jan 12, 06:10:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

The Cadillac may have had a steering recall on it...

Sat Jan 13, 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

Just FYI, I drive a CTS and it fishtails around curves if you're going too fast. It also has a very sensitive steering just driving down the parkway. Even if the car Mike was driving was in the alloted VIN # recall, it's 97 percent sure that it was fixed.

Sat Jan 13, 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous speeders kill said...

steering prob or not, speeding causes uncontrollable driving, reaction...

Sat Jan 13, 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

If you're speeding in that car, it's easy to lose control.

Sat Jan 13, 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous mike barry said...

I use to "hate" my parents. I got my license in 1974 and the only car they would let me have was a 1964 Ford Falcon. It wasn't built for speed or to impress. It was basic, reliable transportation and they felt I couldn't get in too much trouble with it. Since they were helping me with the insurance, I was told one ticket and I'd lose the car for a month; 2 and it was gone for a year. You learn to be a very good driver after one ticket. A Cadillac CTS is way too big and powerful for a kid with less than a year's driving experience under his belt. Boy, I "hated" my parents.

Sun Jan 14, 09:25:00 PM  

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