Sunday, March 10, 2013

One Single Impression: Cross


Three Crosses;
Missing Now

On a Texas hill
alongside Highway19
three crosses--three children died
casualties of drink and drive
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Prompt word suggested by Emma at Llm Calling  
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Note:  Crosses along the Texas Highways are disappearing because of new laws and programs. The Texas DOT will allow a marker instead to remain for two years. (link1) (link2)

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At Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:30:00 PM, Blogger Sue Seibert said...

So true...almost anywhere.

At Monday, March 11, 2013 2:17:00 AM, Blogger Amrit Sinha said...

Drink and drive is always an evil !!!

At Monday, March 11, 2013 4:53:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

It still happens everywhere, unfortunately.

At Monday, March 11, 2013 5:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrible markers.

At Monday, March 11, 2013 10:18:00 AM, Blogger Janine Bollée said...

Do people lay flowers? Or plant something?
Surely those would be allowed?
My hope is that one day the people who cause these lives to be taken, would be forced to spend an hour per day sitting by the spot where they robbed people of their lives. {ansd i do not mean comfortably in their car playing with their laptops or tablets but contemplating on their deed of destruction}.
Every day for one year and thereafter less frequently until the end of their own days.

At Monday, March 11, 2013 10:52:00 AM, Blogger Grace said...

That is so sad, I hope that drivers & commuters alway remember this trajedy ~

At Monday, March 11, 2013 4:50:00 PM, Blogger Alice said...

So sad. ~andy

At Monday, March 11, 2013 7:34:00 PM, Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Heartbreaking, Jim, and a good reminder to me. It's been a long, long time, but I used to drink and drive, and the horror of the possibilities lessens without reminders such as this. Thanks.

At Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trucking with bill, we see crosses everywhere, just like this. We always wonder about who, why and how.

At Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:31:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

I don't mind the crosses... they are much more a reminder than markers to drive safely.

At Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:13:00 PM, Blogger Harshad Mehta said...

Drinking and driving is like moving around with a live bomb.
A great awareness campaign is required. Society should avoid people who indulge in this like they avoid criminals.

At Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:02:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

So sad.

At Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:00:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

too sad. too true!


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