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#1 2011-02-25 16:38:17

John Homes
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From: New Zealand
Registered: 2002-01-29
Posts: 666

Your good wishes solicited

My stepson Gavin is a Search And Rescue Volunteer.

He is this morning on his way to Christchurch, where his team will be relieving another team which has been hard at it. Given the time that is passed, they are likely to be finding more bodies than survivors.

So, please, your good wishes, in whatever form you find appropriate, for him at what will be a really fraught time.

John Homes.


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#2 2011-02-26 00:29:09

Sahi
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From: Assendelft (the Netherlands)
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 38691
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Re: Your good wishes solicited

*sends a pile of strength and a healthy dose of luck*


"Because it is scientifically impossible to have enough books." - Patrick Rothfuss

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#3 2011-02-26 00:53:54

cyan
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From: Magic Loft of Design & Wonder
Registered: 2005-02-16
Posts: 24008

Re: Your good wishes solicited

*strong wishes for fortune, fortitude, and success*


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#4 2011-02-26 06:34:59

Em
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From: somewhere left of reality
Registered: 2004-12-28
Posts: 43091

Re: Your good wishes solicited

*lights a candle, offers up a prayer*

God bless your stepson.


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#5 2011-02-26 06:45:56

Seitherin
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From: Texas, near Houston
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 7144
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Re: Your good wishes solicited

Good thoughts going your way as requested.


"The evil done by men of goodwill is the worst of all." Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

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#6 2011-02-26 07:37:08

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester, in Erkronland
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 12264
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Re: Your good wishes solicited

John: Best wishes to you, Gavin, and the rest of your family. I've had friends in the EMT/paramedical field doing search-and-rescue missions, and it was always, always very tough on them finding victims that didn't make it. It is a really tough job.


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#7 2011-02-26 09:15:24

Magpie
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From: the town of thistly flowerbeds
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 23207
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Re: Your good wishes solicited

*piles on more wishes for strength and success*


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#8 2011-02-26 15:37:02

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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From: Yonder green hills
Registered: 2006-03-29
Posts: 11418

Re: Your good wishes solicited

Best wishes for Gavin and much strength as well.


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