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Old 04-25-2012, 01:17 AM
DZTurtle11 DZTurtle11 is offline
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At the beginning of the story, before it got so dark, I was thinking, "I wonder what the Ole Miss KDs and Tri-Delts would have to say about Chi Os being the undisputed queens of campus."
I can guarantee that any greek or non-greek at Ole Miss is VERY aware of this story and when it started they thought less of that sentence and thought, "Oh my, this story. Has it really been 25 years?" I doubt anyone would begrudge her that statement.

Since this story has been published many of my friends have asked me about it since everyone knows where I went to school. I grew up an hour away from Oxford and remember when this all happened. I was in elementary school, but it was a pretty big deal. I don't think I REALLY understood what was happening, but all the tragedy was quite clear.

In the years since and with my time there I can say that she is telling the story pretty accurately and without too much embellishment. I've known people who were directly affected by this tragedy and this is almost EXACTLY how I've always heard it. It's still one of those stories that at least ONCE in your time at Ole Miss someone will recount. If you didn't know it before you got there, you definitely leave knowing it. I always think of those ladies when I would return from seeing my parents. The memorial is small and unassuming, sitting on the north side of Highway 6. You almost have to pass it.

I did really like how she told the story of what happened to the guy that hit them. It's interesting to note that I've NEVER heard anyone blame him. Everyone always said it like, "There was nothing he could do."

I think she did the telling of this tragedy justice.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:03 AM
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Ooh, DZTurtle11! I think you meant "recount," as in tell a story, and not "recant," as in withdraw a previous statement. You might want to edit that.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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I'd always think about it when I'd see people do fundraising activities, usually canning, alongside the road--it always seems to me to be fraught with danger.
I thought of this, too, when reading the article. The THON canners are always heavy in my area and they are usually at some majorly busy intersections.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:10 PM
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Ooh, DZTurtle11! I think you meant "recount," as in tell a story, and not "recant," as in withdraw a previous statement. You might want to edit that.
Thank you, MaryPoppins!!! That was a HORRIBLE typo
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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WOW!!! I just read the story here at work while on my lunch break and now I am crying and blowing my nose. How very sad for all of those affected by this tragedy. I think the author did a great job writing this piece. I felt like her portrayl about the Chi Omega's was more of one too lead the reader to think that these were THE CHOSEN ONE's that nothing bad would ever happen to them only to read later in the article that it didn't matter what the letter...at the end we are all human.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:54 AM
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I felt like her portrayl about the Chi Omega's was more of one too lead the reader to think that these were THE CHOSEN ONE's that nothing bad would ever happen to them only to read later in the article that it didn't matter what the letter...at the end we are all human.

Yes, that was how I interpreted it as well.
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