NK - Clarification RE: Northkeep fire victims

Addington, Debbie, A daaddington at saintfrancis.com
Thu May 25 07:05:55 PDT 2000

very well put.
though i have never experienced a fire that caused the loss of my home or
goods.  I have had family that did.  some were in new homes, some in
historical ones.  Home fires are just really very unpredictable, it could
happen to any of us. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Anawyn at aol.com [SMTP:Anawyn at aol.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 24, 2000 9:27 PM
> To:	Northkeep at ansteorra.org
> Subject:	Re: NK - Clarification RE:  Northkeep fire victims
> In a message dated 5/22/00 8:29:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> rebecca-heydon at utulsa.edu writes:
> <<  Apparently, those offended felt that I was suggesting that Lady
>  Elisabeth had rented out a sub-standard home and was somehow to blame for
>  the fire. >>
> I think everyone needs to be clear about the fact that fire can happen in
> ANY 
> home. When we were remodeling the kitchen in our house, we pulled out the 
> oven, and I was shocked to see the wires that attach to the oven unit were
> charred, and there was some obvious fire damage to the sheetrock there.
>  My heart really raced! We certainly, at some point could have experienced
> a 
> tragedy, altogether the situation was completely unknown to us before
> then. 
> How fortunate for us to have discovered it in time. Perhaps some of you 
> remember the couple who lost their baby due to faulty electrical
> equipment, 
> not more than a mile from my house, in a home that was not over 2 years
> old.
> You have to realize this could happen to anyone. Secondly, I want to
> express 
> a sincere wish that  we could all just quit making people feel apologetic 
> because we misinterpreted their e-mail. HELLO!! Anybody heard of of giving
> something the "benefit of doubt"?  In this Barony, we have always
> exhibited a 
> great deal of care about each other, and it is disappointing to find that
> we 
> have always among us, those who assume the worst, in even the most 
> insignificant of cases.
> Please think before you burden someone with bad feelings over something
> they 
> have done that was clearly intended for good.  
> Live The Dream In Kindness,
> Anawyn

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