I don't usually do this, in fact I never have, but is has been a God awful day.
When I arrived at work today, one of my co-workers asked what I knew about the car accident that happened on Sunday, three elderly ladies, sisters were killed.
I hadn't seen the news, so knew nothing about it, another co-workers said the accident had occurred just outside the small town just down the road, where I grew up.
This is where the God awful feeling came in, so went on-line to the local paper, and they had actually named the three ladies, two sisters 78 and 88, along with their sister-in-law she was 84... all gone. These lovely ladies in their twilight years where all good friends of my grandmother, and were great pillar's in the local community.
Rang round the aunts and uncles to make sure someone had informed Grandma, she now lives in Queensland (she is safe from the flooding). Grandma is devastated to say the least.
The fourth lady in the car, is in hospital and listed in a stable condition.
These four dear ladies had just been to Mass, and where on their way to visit a friend for morning tea. The really scary thing is, that if my grandmother had still been living in town, and with my Granddad now gone, she could have been in the car as well.
Now a family has spend the day organising furnerals for their three aunts and a small country town mourns a great loss.