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From: "Carol Eskesen Smith" <brekkefranksdottir@...
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:17:33 -0400
As requested by my Baron, I am posting this to all but the combat and
archery lists. To any who can post to them, please do so.
A Sad Day in Ostgardr (Please forward to other SCA lists who might be
Greetings to all the friends of Ostgardr across the Known World on the
morning after from Baron Ian of Clan Mitchell the Viceroy of the Crown
Province of Ostgardr.(The Baron of New York)
First let me say that we think we have accounted for all the members of
the SCA who worked in the World Trade Center. All survived. Some of the
stories of escape are hair raising.
Thank you all for your concern.
Even though the Scadian family seem to have all escaped, none of us are
untouched. The Deputy Chief who coordinated the Police Department's
Way Campaign for three years (that's what I do) is listed among the dead.
I have not yet dealt with the loss of my friend.
My son, Mitch Jr. (Lord Michael MacIan), is a paramedic. Please keep him
in your thoughts -- he works for a private ambulance company that took
heavy casualties at the base of the WTC yesterday morning. Thank GOD he
wasn't there when it collapsed, but was held at the mouth of the Brooklyn
Battery Tunnel by dispatch. He was on the phone complaining loudly to his
mother that he couldn't get in there to help...when the buildings
collapsed. And he fell silent as he stared at the cloud rising where the
buildings had been. The picture that the networks keep showing of
ambulances crushed and ash covered is of the staging area for his
He knows of one friend killed, one in very critical condition, twenty
injured and a dozen among the missing. He is scheduled to be there at 7AM
People have asked, "What can we do?" My response is pray and give blood
and money to the Red Cross. New York only had a two day supply before
this happened. I helped with crowd control at one of the blood centers
yesterday. People were wonderful. The need was so great that the
motorcycle cops were making pickups every half hour. This blood need is
not going away soon.
Please keep us all in your thoughts as we come to grips with what has
happened to our City and our friends.
You can reach me at ianmitchell@...
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