In Memory of those who died Virginia Tech College
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No doubt you are aware of the terrible shootings at the Virginia Tech college in Blacksburg, Virginia. We are all shocked about the massacre and it has sadly brought up memories of the Columbine and Dunblane shootings.

What you may not know is that our oldest daughter Lynsey will be taking up a position at Virginia Tech during summer of this year. She is going to work in Students Affairs and administration, so she will have a lot of pain and pressure to deal with. May I humbly ask that the people of Maybole, whom we still love deeply, will keep Lynsey in their hearts and prayers? May God bless you all, as well as the good people of Dunure.

I wrote a poem that is working it's way across the Internet in the United States.  John Stuart


The world's a darker place today

A man with guns has staged a play
Where kids with hopes and lifetime dreams
Have been mown down with bullet streams.

The world's a sadder place today
With broken hearts in disarray
And mournful parents full of tears

With nothing left but painful years.


The world's a broken place today

For who won't turn to God and say,

"Why did You let this happen here?

Why is our world so full of fear?"

The world's a silent place today

And heaven knows not what to say,

For even God is hurt inside

And grieves the loss of those who died.

                                      John Stuart