Most of the people we remember on Veterans Day, 11/11, had nothing to do with the end of the so-called Great War in 1918 either.
9/11 is a day of tragedy, but I see here only Miller's attempt to capitalize on other people's pain.
Mary Pope died at least a year before 9/11.
But there's nothing wrong with remembering old friends on a somber, solemn date such as this. Himself comes to mind. Mama Juana. Quite a few others. None of them had anything to do with 9/11, of course, but so what? Most of the people we remember on Veterans Day, 11/11, had nothing to do with the end of the so-called Great War in 1918 either.
Miller and I disagree on almost everything but some medical matters once in a while. But here I agree totally.
I have long heard about Diva's tremendous effort in reporting to us all from the scene on 9/11 and on subsequent days - people who read her reports were very affected. I wasn't reading as two things were going on - I was knocked out of abuzz site access for weeks, even months, and I was busy having a biopsy that exact day, in a hospital gone weird.
Thomas and others can attest to Diva's fortitude. As, I take it, can Miller.
I'm not sure when Mary Pope died, will believe Andy, but I'll say she was very much loved, even by me who didn't know her as well as others.
Rest in peace, all.
Mary Pope. What a grand woman. She died after 9/11. I rowed for her the following weekend, had a ribbon for her on my lifevest, she was still alive at the time.
After 9/11, some of her neighbours were afraid to go out and get food as a result of attacks on Indian people in their area. She went out and got provisions for them.
Diva's contributions to her community after 9/11 are well documented in a number of fora.
They're among the men and women who helped care for friends, family and strangers after 9/11. It's awesome that many of us got to know them online, and in Diva's case in person.