No Thread about the West Virginia Coal Mine Tragedy?...

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  1. mal
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    Well, here it is then...

    I am a Coal Miner's Daughter's Son... Williamson... The Billion Dollar Coal Field.

    My Family still Works the Argus...

    Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey is Kin from Matewan.

    My Grandma was a Blankenship.

    These people Live very simple and Hard Lives...

    It Touches EVERY Person who's in Mining or Related to it.

    Pray for that Community.

    :)

    peace...
     
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    Its a hard life and a very dangerous one.

    Hopes and prayers are with them
     
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    That it is... And Unappreciated by Many for what it is to almost Everyone.

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    My Father-in-law was a coal miner. Died in his 50s and never made much money. Its a hard, hard existence
     
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    Thoughts and prayers are with the miners and their families.

    It is a hard life, and the people who live it are too often overlooked until something like this happens.
     
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    Listening to reports on FOX news. Sounds as if the explosion did some very serious damage. I looked at my husband and said. "The must be some of the hardest work in the world." Tragic for the families. My prayers are with them.
     
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    Did he die of lung disease? Fifty is way way too young.
     
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    Where?...

    :)

    peace...
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    So noted and of course I will.

    Matewan, eh?

    Great movie. Surely you must have seen it.
     
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    I Own one... I Thought it was Called, "Matewan, Bloody Matewan"...

    Now I gotta go diggin' in the VHS Boxes... ;)

    Have you ever Stumbled back to the Elevated Hotel after a 2AM Breakfast @ Kings Diner in Williamson?... ;)

    :)

    peace...
     

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