CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

January 14, 2011

Children of courage: May They Rest in Peace

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

CHILDREN OF COURAGE:

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

I read about two courageous children this week. One was on the other end of the world in Toowoomba, Australia. One was in Tucson, Arizona—on this country’s soil.

JORDAN RICE

A thirteen year old boy who chose life for his ten year brother Blake rather than life for himself.

     On January 11, 2011,flash flooding struck without warning in Toowoomba, a city of about 90,000 people nestled in mountains of Australia,  2,300 above sea level. The deluge fell over a concentrated area, sending a 26-foot, fast-moving torrent crashing through Toowoomba and smaller towns farther down the valley.

     Jordan and Blake were in the car with their mother when a torrent of floodwater trapped the family in their car. Two men reached the car in spite of the pummeling water, which knocked one of the men away from rescue attempts. When the second man managed to reach the car, Jordan insisted (more…)

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January 21, 2009

PORTAPOTTY PROBLEMS DURING THE 2009 INAUGURATION

Click on PONDERING THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION PORTAPOTTY PROBLEM or visit www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com  to read about the porta-potty problem in Washington, D. C. on January 20, 2009.

Now that the Inauguration is over, would anyone who was there care to comment (in the comment box below) on the ease or difficulty of this problem during the event?

ADDITIONAL READING:
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www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com
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