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Kerri: Processing Grief

Facebooks Kerri Thoreson RE: search for & recovery of body of Scott Shawver: “Closure? Not at all, just a transition into the next phase of mourning for family and those closest to Scott Shawver. Since I first heard the news last Sunday morning it’s been rather surreal … life goes on but there’s been an overlaying sadness all week. I felt it everywhere in the community, even at the annual picnic on Thursday night. Unspoken but present nonetheless. Meanwhile every single day of the search a dozen or more of Scotty’s family, and friends who were like family have maintained a vigil on the lake, a flotilla that resembled an old world Irish wake. The first few days I couldn’t understand why they would want to put themselves through that pain, sitting on the lake while dive teams searched at the site of where Scott was lost overboard during a storm. It was not a judgment but a concern.” More here.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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