Hello to everyone. I hope all of you are well and are staying warm this cold Fall.I'm really hoping for a mild Winter.
Like thousands of others I watched in wonder last week as 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a deep mine.I'm so glad things worked out the way they did and that all are safe. Their ordeal is one I cannor imagine.I hope that the mining company and the Government takes care of them and their families now and in the future. One never knows the types of medical problems these folks may incur in the future because of their ordeal.
However all this would not have been made possible were it not for Center Rock in Berlin, PA.These are the folks that supplied the drill bit that actually worked in getting a passageway open to the miners.Congratulations must be givin to them.Berlin is a very long way from Chile but compassion knows no boundries.
Wht am I writing this? In a gaming forum? Well. they are from Somerset County, PA. So am I.Berlin is 9 miles down the road from me. Where Flight 93 crashed is 10 miles from me.And Quecreek, where 9 miners were trapped and rescued back in 2002(yes with a drill bit from Center Rock) is 8 miles away,So my county, which after the events of 9/11 was nicknamed "America's County" is in the National and International spotlight again.
So many came here after Flight 93 to offer support for the residents and the same the following year regarding the mine disaster. Japanese TV was here, Geraldo Rivera was here.So many folks. I am so glad that we are now able to give back some aid and compassion that was shown us,I am so proud of the rescue efforts and in particullary the efforts of the center Rock folks.
Make no mistake--the miners themselves ARE the story.But the rescue efforts of all involved is the side story.
This blog is a celebation. I believe I'll leave it that way. I'll discuss next time my thoughs on Lords of Shadow, Fallout New Vegas, and how hard it is, now, to find a premium copy of Atelier Rorona!
Iwish my best to the 33 miners who were trapped in the mine for 69 days.