Thursday, 21 August 2008

21st August 1979

Tuesday 21
Worked 10.10 - 6.10
not busy in the morning but was in the afternoon
Fi came round in the evening
Sam hasn't phoned yet
He phoned at 11.15 pm

As you may or now 70s does not do flying. But despite this did manage a most gorgeous trip to Madrid last week, returning home on the Sunday.

Yesterday the heart of Madrid's people broke when a plane flying to Gran Canaria crashed on the run way upon take off, killing all but a handful of its passengers and crew.

This awful tragedy has hit me quite hard after only being in this most beautiful city a few days previous and been made to feel very welcome by its citizens, their patience and kindness with this nutty English woman who can only point, gesture and say 'Si' & 'mucho gracias' was truly magical.

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the people who have lost there sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children in this most awful accident.

70s x


Daddy Papersurfer said...

Well said 70's.

70steen said...

Thank you x

Annie Mouse said...

i second that 70's. it's so sad.

70steen said...

extremely sad Annie, the grief the families must be feeling just now is unimaginable x

Anonymous said...

Oh! My prayers and condolences are with the people of Madrid.


Anonymous said...

more tragedy. the world seems full of it lately

sylvied said...

I can totally see how it must have felt for you when you heard that horrific news, I just landed from a Ryanair flight when I heard it, it is so tragic! x

70steen said...

SB, NM, Sylvie ~ I just felt I should post about this to show the deep respect I feel.. thank you for commenting xxx