Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sadness that hits home

I've lived in Indiana all my life.  When bad things happen where you live, it's very surreal.  Last night, at a Sugerland concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the stage collapsed.  It was getting ready to thunderstorm and the wind simply blew the metal scaffolding over into the crowd.  At least 5 people were killed and many more we injured.  Today I pray for the families of those affected.  When something like that happens in a place where you have actually set foot, it really hits home.  I've gone to the State Fair every year for as long as I can remember.  I'm going there tomorrow.  I went to a Reba McIntyre concert in those very grandstands when I was in high school. 

Tonight, where ever you are, how few readers I may have, please say a prayer for the people affect by this tragedy and others like it that happen all too often...I know I will.

4 comments:

Darcy said...

Yes, that would hit a little close to home. I said a prayer.

Kaitake said...

I saw video of the stage collapse on our news bulletin here in NZ, it looked terrifying. I don't pray, but I shall definitely be thinking of those families.

missohkay said...

I've been to the Indiana State Fair so many times. I don't think I've ever seen a concert there, but everyone I know has! So sad.

A Place to be Me said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I went to the fair today and we had a great time, but it was sad to see the damage and the memorials and to think about the people that were there.