Tradgedy and Triumph

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Dusty
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Tradgedy and Triumph

Unread postby Dusty » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:00 am

Here is a couple of photos showing the pain and worry we're going through - I actually live in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, the one on the news all the time now. I live 1/2 mile from the shooting and protest epicenter, and 4 blocks from where looting has taken place.

We are safe, the wife and kids staying at a friend's, myself at home vigorously exercising my 2nd Amendment rights.

In all of this, Our friend Al Watson and his co-worker Lia just won the Next Great Baker reality show/contest! Al and his family go to Church with us and had to keep the results secret until the final show, tonight. I'm not even sure his wife knew the final results!

Every Tues. night at a local restaurant, Al holds court and people watch that weeks show. We normally don't go, but I took three of my girls last week for a double show and Al was more than happy to pose with them afterwards. Tonight while I was at a meeting, the final show was on and my girls called to say he won!

Here's some pics.
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The burned out Quick Trip gas station always shown on the news.

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Red's BBQ

And the Triumph!!!
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Al Watson, the Next Great Baker, with Emma, Elizabeth and Samantha (Lilly didn't come that night)

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Re: Tradgedy and Triumph

Unread postby sury » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:55 am

Dusty,
Very glad to know you and your family is safe and sound. I did not realize you are that close to
all that mayhem in Ferguson.
NGB was a great shot. Is it Emma with her head tilted? I like it a lot.
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Re: Tradgedy and Triumph

Unread postby Dusty » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:06 am

Thank you, Sury.

Yes that's Emma. don't know what she was trying to do, but it works!

More tragedy from one of the live-feed blogs: "Just saw a journalist drop a gigantic L lens on the KMOV livestream. Glass everywhere. Yikes, I hope that wasn't a rental lens."

As if looting wasn't bad enough!

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Re: Tradgedy and Triumph

Unread postby sury » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:07 pm

I know. At least with the looting some one else is enjoying albeit illegally and immorally.
Dropping of the lens.... that is a catastrophic loss. :lol: At least no one is hurt in the
process.

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Re: Tradgedy and Triumph

Unread postby Juanito200 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:12 am

I'm sorry that you are caught up in all of that mayhem there in Fergueson. (I was thinking of a word to describe the situation, and Sury provided it for me.) Conragats to your friend on winning the show. I'm glad that there is such a bright spot for you and your friends and family in this trying time.
Glad to know you and yours are safe.

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Re: Tradgedy and Triumph

Unread postby Birma » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:31 pm

Stay safe Dusty!

Congratulations to your friend :)
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