Sunday, March 29, 2020

Requiescat in Pace

I have been thinking for several days about this post. We are in the midst of an unprecedented event. Someone is dying of Covid19 every 9 minutes in New York alone. All of us have been affected.

These deaths aren't statistics. They are people. People that had lives, families, friends, and dreams. And people continue to die of other things every day as well. The gunblogging community has had some recent losses and now there's been another one.

Say Uncle's wife died suddenly from a heart attack. I don't even know Say Uncle's name. I'm just a reader. But he posted a family picture. They look like they were in their 40s, with three teen-aged children. In the middle of their lives. And now she is gone. There are no words of comfort that don't sound like meaningless barking. I know.

May you find peace and renewed life.


AnarchAngel said...

Chancec... his name is Chance... Chance Ballew. A good man... and now, a single father. God bless and keep him and his family.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I don't know how I first learned of Say Uncles (Chance's) wife's passing, and his blog for that matter.

But I went there and expressed my condolences.

I wish there was specific data on the dying.
Were there extenuating circumstances that led to their demise?

I just commented similarly at Eaton Rapids Joe's
So many source show data that says we've been sold a bill of goods to panic us, and then the ERs are swamped.

B said...

Every 9 minutes?

The stats don't seem right for that. I got my stats from the Johns Hopkins site

That's 450 deaths in 2.8 days or so.

They must have all gotten it at the same time, or the hospitals are that inept.

ASM826 said...

It was 237 deaths in the last 24 hours, so that's a death every 6 minutes.