Monday, May 10, 2010

Ruby red: Red rose


Today is a somber day for New Zealand and one part of America. The TV announcer said," No parent should have to bury their sons." and this is exactly what three sets of parents have to do.

Yesterday, a very publicized death of a 16 year old who apparently drank himself to death shocked the country.

I go on my computer, and on a site that I follow, Wallace Middle School, in Warerbury, Luis Vega Jr., 14, of 29 Boxwood Court, died unexpectedly in the hospital.

Closer to home, or in this case, closer to school, an 18 year old ex student of my school died in a car crash. He had stolen a car and the police chased him.

I am posting a red rose which was part of the Anzac day wreath. It had rained, and there was water on the rose, which I like it to symbolize the tears of the mums. Yes, mums, because bereaved mums cry buckets, and since it is so close to Mother's day, they will need more than one bucket.


Chubskulit Rose said...

May their souls rest in peace!

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Suburban Girl said...

Sad day.

Thanks for sharing your teacup story. It was an unexpected ending for me...I didn't see that coming. I do not use mine when children are around, but my sister in law did drop a tea cup from my grandmother's china. I was a little sad, but then replaced it from e bay. Relationships are more important than things.

Tussy said...

Sad day, Rest in peace.

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Jama said...

So sad! may they rest in peace.

Hootin Anni said...

After reading the post that goes with the photo...there are many, MANY tears shed.

I'd like to have you visit with me today if you can. It's a special day for me and my husband...today we celebrate 42 years of marriage. My RUBY TUESDAY is HERE

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The rose is the National flower of the USA. I can see why. It can be both a happy and a SAD flower. You have captured the sadness of the rose perfectly! Hope your thoughts remain there long enough to be respectful but that they transition to happiness after appropriate grieving. Sounds so calculated.... but bottom line...... be happy once again.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

crimson rose
petals in mourning
for those lost

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Betsy Banks Adams said...

That is very sad, Ann. I read another blog yesterday about the death of a teenager who died in an auto accident. What I said yesterday and will say again today is that kids today get their licenses TOO young --and are allowed to drive when they are still so immature and irresponsible. My oldest granddaughter's other grandfather bought her a car when she turned 16 and got her driver's license.. Scares me to death --but so far, SHE is being responsible. But--she's only 16.... Yipes!

Hope today is a good day for you, Ann. Beautiful red rose for Ruby Tuesday.

Sandy Trefger said...

Very sad. Your rose is beautiful.

Sandy from the Heart of Texas

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my post for Mother's Day. That was such a precious gift that your daughter gave to you for Mother's Day.

What a sad day you write about in this blog post. It is heartbreaking to read of so many deaths of young people.

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Sciarada said...

Hi Ann, your is a noble deed you are wonderful

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for sharing our story on your blog. I hope these moms will be comforted. It has been a sad time all around. So sad to see children lose their lives. We can only hope that they walked in love while they were here. Thanks for your compassion.

Cheryl said...

Such sadness and the rose photo spoke volumes.

Kim, USA said...

Wow Ann, I like this photo a wet rose. I agree it seems that if a parents buried his/her son/daughter is beyond the natural way. Two years ago my DH youngest daughter died of cancer and I see how painful it was for him. It's hard but we have to accept. It's so sad to learn too that many young people died of car accident. Hope everything is fine at your end. Happy RT!

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Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photos for somber thoughts that as sad as they may be we need to remind ourselves of regularly.

Reader Wil said...

No parent should have to bury their sons." and this is exactly what three sets of parents have to do.
That's true! I hate those wars! We have lost too many lives and for what?? As soon as our soldiers return and Irak and Afghanistan have to help themselves, there will be chaos again. That's what they want.

Unknown said...

sad. especially when young people die. in my part of the world, there were tragic deaths over the weekend, too. 3 children died in a car crash, motorcycle riders, children died in a fire. all heart-breaking. thanks for the rose.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

my heart goes to all the mums who cries out for their loss....heartbreaking post,my they rest in peace!

DeniseinVA said...

A very touching post Ann, so sad to hear about those young people. We hear all to regularly similar stories where I live.

Dimple said...

A beautiful rose to remember loved ones. It is sad when anyone dies, but especially when the person is young.