Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sleep Tight My Child Sleep Well

A parent's worst nightmare is to outlive one's child.  This week in the Morris County, New Jersey town of Mount Olive it is a nightmare being lived by the parents of not one - but two - fifteen-year-old boys. 
 
"It is with great sadness that I announce the deaths of Nicholas Michael Cianciotto III and Clyde Frederick Schimanski III, both of whom were 15 years old," Acting Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said in a written statement from his office Wednesday afternoon. That had been the first official acknowledgement of the teens' names, though friends and family members confirmed their identities Tuesday. "The young men were deeply loved by their families and friends. The entire Morris County community mourns their loss."
 
Tragic does not even begin to cover what has happened this week to the Cianciotto family and the Schimanski family.  Two friends went out onto Budd Lake Monday night - apparently to do a bit of ice fishing.  They never came home.  Fifteen-year-old boys are not supposed to die.  Yet these two did....
 
   
 
Well Jesus kissed his mother's hands
Whispered, "Mother, still your tears,
For remember the soul of the universe
Willed a world and it appeared."

-AK

 

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