Sunday, February 08, 2009

A Tight Knit Community

I don't know. Is it just me or does it seem like all the bad stuff happens in 'tight knit communities'. And, what does that even mean? (the following from the formerly big city newspaper, the Chicago Tribune).

Authorities say John Weatherspoon, 34, of the 18000 block of Edwards Avenue, was killed at about 10:20 p.m. after he and his wife had returned home from a shopping trip. The boy allegedly came out from behind a door with a knife in his hand, stabbed Weatherspoon in the neck and then fled on foot. A neighbor said she heard the woman scream over Weatherspoon's moans.

He died about an hour later at a south suburban hospital.

The killing has sent new shock waves through the tight-knit south suburb of 16,000 residents, which was already reeling from four other slayings in a little more than a week. Previously, there had been only three homicides in the last decade, said Mayor Dwight Welch.

What happens in a 'tight-knit community' that doesn't happen in one that is more loosely knit. Or one that even had dropped a stitch here and there. How about one that wasn't knit at all but instead was made out of Titanium? Think about THAT!

Well, all I know is every damn hurricane, tornado, mudslide, wildfire, volcano, mass murder, nazi invasion, locusts, flood, baby in the well, tsunami, or republican landslide has happened to 'tight-knit communities'. Maybe it's time to loosen the ties that bind a little.

Sue will be back on Wednesday and these posts may return to normal. Stand by!


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Anonymous said...

Hurry up Sue! Scotts just a little to close to the edge.

Ken v