Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Saddest Post I've Ever Written--Newtown

Dear genealogy friends,

We're all heartsick and aching with grief in my small New England town because of very sad news that the world has seen unfolding for the past 24 hours: The senseless and horrific killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, my local school.

Everyone in town knows some family touched by this tragedy, absolutely everyone, not just on my street but throughout the town and beyond.

So many dreams crushed, so many hopes never to be achieved, so many tears.

Thank you all for your comforting thoughts and prayers. I can assure you that Newtown knows you're mourning along with us. We'll need your help to heal in the coming months.


  1. Marian, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific act of violence. My heart breaks for the families of those precious little children and the adults who were killed yesterday.

    1. Jana, thank you . . . just thank you so much.

  2. Let this be the last senseless tragedy like this, ever.

  3. I was so sorry to hear of this news and have had all the families in my heart. It was such a tragic act and I too send my thoughts to the community. Thank you for sharing the donation address.

  4. I'm offering prayers for those poor families, Marian.

  5. Oh many, many thanks for your condolences, much needed right now.