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2002
  • 06/24/2002
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The news of the wreck and the loss of those precious lives is just such an over whelming feeling. I had a feeling when the news came on and they hadn’t released Graybacks name, who it was. One of our sons worked for Grayback last year and so we knew Grayback sends crews out of LeGrande and John Day, Oregon
I hate to see someone trying to put blame on this. Seems to be premature, yet maybe it is just so overwhelming they need to vent some. Our son was home last night and he said his experience with Grayback was good. He was in the Pendleton, John Day area. He said they traveled in the vans alot but he was always comfortable with the safety issues.
The few times I talked to staff at the John Day office they were very polite and helpful. Once went out of their way to help because ———– had left something at a restaurant. I would imagine Grayback will be very caring to the families and supportive to staff and crews involved.
It only takes a second to change our lives so completely. Give lots of pats and hugs and show them every way possible how much their support system at home cares for them.
More… Isn’t it ironic…….in May I was down in Ariz. We went to Payson then up to Grand Canyon. We came back thru the meteor park then to Snowflake, Showlow and Pinedale back to Payson. I have some fantastic “before the fire pictures”. And now we have family down there fighting the fires…….
We stopped at a home west of Showlow for a yard sale and bought several crocheted blankets. I wonder if she lost her beautiful place they had bought for retirement. So sad for them. Does anyone know if the resort called the Buffalo Ranch was burned? It is a new community of small log cabins and touristy shops. This is probably one of the few times we know exactly what the area looks like when we see it on the news.
Sammi

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