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Grandmother’s torment
Boston Herald, by Peter Gelzinis

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/16/2012 10:34:10 AM

SHELTON, Conn. — There was no pride in Mary Ann McDonnell’s voice, only the trembling echo of pain and loss. “My son’s picture is on the front page of The New York Times,” she said. This 77-year-old mother and grandmother awoke yesterday, imprisoned in a nightmare that may never end. “I still can’t wrap my mind around any of it. I keep thinking I’m going to wake up from this,” she said, pointing to a photo of her son Chris, taken Friday at the moment he learned his 7-year-old daughter, Gracie,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: spahrkl, 12/16/2012 11:04:21 AM     (No. 9069081)


Grandmothers and Grandfathers grieve too.
The precious little hands and bright eyes
of one so loved, held so close, so innocent is gone and the memory shell remains and the heart´s sorrow fills the eyes and trimbles the voice. Senseless, gone, and forever an empty hand to be held.

Dear Lord, help all to understand. Enter our heart and let us find peace from this
horrific event. I am unable to see the goodness to balance out the evil at this time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 12/16/2012 11:57:20 AM     (No. 9069179)

We are not meant to understand the evil that lurks in someone´s heart.

It is beyond our comprehension.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: cgood, 12/16/2012 11:58:49 AM     (No. 9069185)

Read the article. Piece of crap. The writer apparently reads minds. He was, after all, able to detect an echo of anger and disgust in the grandmother´s eyes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/16/2012 12:14:29 PM     (No. 9069218)

No, the evil is not beyond our comprehension. Liberal policies in this country sown 40 years ago are now bearing fruit. When a nation removes God from its culture and life, evil rushes in.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 12/16/2012 12:48:47 PM     (No. 9069275)

If I put up a poster in a classroom that said "Treat people like you want to be treated," I would probably be called a religious fanatic.

The foundation of morality, which used to be taught in church, at home and in schools, is gone from our country. Kids could navigate bullying, violent movies and video games and other obstacles in life if they still had that foundation.

Any reference to morality is answered with "Whose morals? Whose values?" Any suggestion that a person should be ashamed of himself is met with accusations of being "judgmental." People who shun religion nevertheless throw the words of Jesus back into our faces, "Judge not, lest ye be judged." The ignorant people around us think that means we can never judge anything. It really means that you´d better not judge unless you live by the same morals and actions you expect from others.

Guns will always be there, legal or not, like booze and drugs. It is our example to our children which will decide if a child picks up a gun in anger to cope with situations that are beyond his ability to cope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DARling, 12/16/2012 12:51:01 PM     (No. 9069280)

Sorry for that last sentence. I meant beyond his ability to understand.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Okie 52, 12/16/2012 1:05:55 PM     (No. 9069303)

I don´t agree with Morgan Freeman on many things. But his admonition to "ignore the media" is spot on. Not only for the potential notoriety and encouragement it gives murderers, but for inspiring insipid commentary like this writer.They get to stretch out, metaphorically, and blather on and on with soft focus lenses. It was a tragedy and evil. Period. Not an opportunity for every person with a by-line (and apparently no editor) to wax loquacious.

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