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R.I.P.

I was a little bummed last night because some comments on a website led me to believe that I'd have some very good news to announce on the writing front, and it turned out to be another writer who got the news. Nothing deliberate, mind you, and I could still get similar news later, but it was a downer to realize I'd jumped to conclusions.

Then I got into work and discovered that my shift partner's brother passed away yesterday morning, possibly from carbon monoxide poisoning while working in a garage. R.I.P. Jeremy L. Kline; I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers:
     http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/notes/chad-kline/jeremy-l-kline/10150109735733478


Also, two Chicago firefighters lost their lives yesterday in a building collapse that injured fourteen other members, four of whome remained hospitalized in stable condition. Fire Commissioner Robert S. Hoff, whose father died on the same date the year I was born (at the Union Stock Yards fire), identified the deceased as firefighters Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum. Ankum, a former Chicago police officer, leaves behind two young children and a wife who is Chicago Mayor Daley's personal secretary.

Kind of puts things into perspective, doesn't it?

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petzipellepingo
Dec. 23rd, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
Yes, it does. Death knows no season - unfortunately.
ozma914
Dec. 23rd, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
No, all too true. My mother lost several close friends and relatives over a series of holidays years ago, and for a long time after that was paranoid whenever a special date approached.
hierath
Dec. 23rd, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry to hear that :(
ozma914
Dec. 24th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
It was quite a shock, to say the least.
sp23
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
How sad for all the families involved. I'll keep them all in my prayers.
ozma914
Dec. 24th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Thanks ...
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ozma914
Dec. 24th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate it.
blood_of_winter
Dec. 23rd, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
It's always seems worse to lose someone at the holidays :(
ozma914
Dec. 24th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Exactly; shouldn't make a difference, but it does.
curiouswombat
Dec. 23rd, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
What a sad day. One of my LJ friend's mother died unexpectedly yesterday too.
ozma914
Dec. 24th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
Pretty much horrible day for everybody.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 23rd, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
really sorry to hear about your partner's brother
ozma914
Dec. 24th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
Thanks ... he was more than ten years younger than me, too.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 24th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
Jeremy L Kline
I didn't know Jeremy but can tell he was a kewl guy. I too am a Kline but of a different Kline Clan... I too have a Jeremy Kline.. a nephew just 2 years younger then Jeremy L Kline.. My thoughts and prayed go out to his family .
ozma914
Dec. 24th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
Re: Jeremy L Kline
Thanks so much ... and I hope your Jeremy Kline has a long and happy life.
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