Originally Posted by joppermann
I totally respect a family, friend's and community's desire to keep tragedy from becoming a public spectacle, but for a lot of people on the outside, our ability to understand and deal with tragedy comes from understanding what happened. My thoughts go out to this family and to the community as a whole...
yesterday at the visitation I heard 3 different variations of "what happened".
I simply asked those folks if they were there. (they weren't, and neither was I)
even one of the "first responders" I spoke with had a different version of what happened. and I haven't even been asking what happened, people don't know what to say, or how to act to they seem all too ready to share what they heard.
I just know that the kid that bounced more than a dozen pitches into my bare shins during indoor baseball at the field house a couple years ago is no longer physically a classmate, or team mate of my oldest.