Monday, April 5, 2010


I took pictures of some roses in our garden after going to a little roadside memorial on the corner down by the highway. A little 13 year old girl was struck & killed on Sat. walking home from a friend`s house on the "Point" here.
My local news feed mentions a 26 year old male who apparently intentionally tried to crash his vehicle into a utility pole, but lost control & killed the little one. (He is in custody facing murder charges)
I was down there this afternoon talking to some of the moms & their children who went to school with her.
Her name was Emily Rose Shane.
All I can do is post this image in her memory.
I did not know her.
(I have more images beyond the click.)


AndiF said...

It's a lovely gesture, Head.

A 4th grader at Jim's school was hit by a truck last Friday; they took him off life support yesterday. So your beautiful rose and the other flowers are a balm for our raw sorrow at the loss of young lives.

Ms NDD said...

That is very sad. I happened to read this today. "These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are... There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence." Emerson

Knucklehead said...

I`m very sorry to hear that.
Please extend my feelings to JimF

Knucklehead said...

Thank you for the lovely poem.

Valérie said...

So sad...

Knucklehead said...

Yes It is quite sad that it is usually the young innocents that lose their lives at the hands of selfish people.
It`s nice to see you here.

postphidias said...

knucklehead, where are you ...?

Knucklehead said...

Thanks for asking.
I`ll be back soon.
Bare(pun) with me.