John, my feelings as well.
As a parent, a human being my heart goes out to you all. My son and his
Norwegian girlfriend are in Norway staying with her parents, and for hours
we didn't know whether they or Norene's family members were safe. They are,
unlike so many other youngsters.
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on 24/7/11 6:50 PM, John McGowan at wrote:
> Very well said MichaelDear WimI can only echo these comments. This is a
> tragedy in any country, but in one as small and as close knit as Norway it
> must be shattering.
> I so enjoy reading your emails and I share then with a couple of people who
> are not birders-just Norwegian-philes.
> You guys have been through worse and you'll come back.
> Kindest regards
> John McSouth Australia
>> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 19:09:03 +1000
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Tragedy in Norway
>> Dear Wim
>> I needed to write to say how upsetting it is to hear of the awful massacre
>> of innocents in Norway.
>> It would be appalling anywhere - but for it to happen in a country of such
>> wonderful, balanced people is beyond words.
>> My thoughts are with you all - especially the survivors and the families of
>> the victims - and my hopes are that this act of madness will eventually
>> result in Norwegians reaffirming their tremendous values of sanity and
>> I have copied this to other subscribers to Birding-Aus because I had not
>> seen any posting so far from the numerous friends of you and of Norway.
>> Michael Norris
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