Ohh, gosh, my heart aches. At the Bangor 4th of July parade this morning an odd series of events turned fatal. I may not have all the details correct.... First a crazy man with a gun was shooting and caused a standoff with police. Highly unusual for here. That caused the parade route to be changed to avoid that area. While going down a shallow hill on the new route, an antique fire truck lost it's brakes, or stuck it's throttle, or both, and hit an old John Deere tractor. The driver of the JD was thrown and run over by the tractor, or the truck. Many children witness it.... horror from the crowd. He died at the scene. It ended the parade. Thoughts & prayers for the family. Here's a link to the story: http://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/ma ... ay-parade/
I suppose... he died doing what he loved. I guess none of us can ask for a better way to go. *sigh* I'd like to imagine that if this hadn't happened he might have had a long slow illness before he passed on & this instant accident saved him from that. Maybe that's not a good way to think.... I dunno.... We gotta settle stuff like this in our heads somehow & go forward.