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(Syracuse Post-Standard)   The award for most tear-inducing Mother's Day story goes to the West Genesee girls' lacrosse game, where a double rainbow appeared over the field as a player's mother died of breast cancer   (syracuse.com) divider line 62
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2013-05-12 10:34:18 PM  
Barf.
 
2013-05-12 10:34:23 PM  
What does it mean?
 
2013-05-12 10:35:52 PM  
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2013-05-12 10:36:58 PM  
Everyone at the West Genesee girls lacrosse game on Thursday knew Susan Wolfram was responsible for the double rainbow that stretched across the field.

One of those mischievous light-refracting ghosts, I see.
 
2013-05-12 10:38:03 PM  
Less than a month from diagnosis to death. Horrible.
 
2013-05-12 10:39:56 PM  
Susan Wolfram

They'll keep her memory close to their hart.
 
2013-05-12 10:40:23 PM  
""There is no way that the rainbows were there for the rain," Claire Wolfram, Susan's daughter, said two hours later on Twitter."

Umm. While a primary rainbow is visible when light is reflected once off the back of a raindrop, a secondary and usually dimmer rainbow is spotted when light is reflected twice in a more complicated pattern.

The colors of the second rainbow are inverted, with blue on the outside and red moved to the inside. The second bow appears dimmer or cloudier because much more light is released from two reflections, and both bows cover a larger portion of the sky.

It is rare and unlikely, but three or even four rainbows can be seen on occasion, but only if they are reflected off of the earthly objects.
 
2013-05-12 10:41:24 PM  
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Got it in one, she did. Please rest in honoured peace, Mrs Wolfram.
 
2013-05-12 10:41:45 PM  
What does it mean?
What does it mean?
 
2013-05-12 10:41:58 PM  
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2013-05-12 10:42:48 PM  
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2013-05-12 10:43:13 PM  
Subby forgot to say something about "dust." Get it right, sheesh.
 
2013-05-12 10:43:49 PM  
Maybe her mom was a secret lesbian?
 
2013-05-12 10:43:57 PM  
Well whatever helps them get through it, I guess.
 
2013-05-12 10:46:01 PM  

octopied: Less than a month from diagnosis to death. Horrible.


My mother passed away from pancreatic cancer just a few weeks before Mother's Day last year. Just a little over a month passed from when they detected the mass until her death. About the only "good" thing about cancer is when it's quick.
 
2013-05-12 10:48:09 PM  

Buttle not Tuttle: octopied: Less than a month from diagnosis to death. Horrible.

My mother passed away from pancreatic cancer just a few weeks before Mother's Day last year. Just a little over a month passed from when they detected the mass until her death. About the only "good" thing about cancer is when it's quick.


Well that was a lot faster than the time The Notebook got me. Thanks a lot, Subby.
 
2013-05-12 10:49:01 PM  

octopied: Less than a month from diagnosis to death. Horrible.


Cancer can be nasty that way. Actually, it can be nasty in a lot of ways.

If this poor woman's family and community finds comfort and strength in meteorological events, more power to them. People lean on far stranger things than rainbows to get them through the day.
 
2013-05-12 10:55:30 PM  
That's nice, but the ghost parents of some athletes are a bit more constructive.
 
2013-05-12 10:55:43 PM  
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Mission accomplished

 
2013-05-12 10:59:05 PM  
She's with the angels now.
 
2013-05-12 10:59:34 PM  
Everyone at the West Genesee girls lacrosse game on Thursday knew had no idea what rainbows are or how they occur so they defaulted to a supernatural explanation saying thatSusan Wolfram was responsible for the double rainbow that stretched across the field.

Something tells me that West Genesee needs a more robust science curriculum.
 
2013-05-12 11:02:56 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: She's with the angels now.


Still no chance they'll win their division.
 
2013-05-12 11:03:32 PM  

puffy999: Maybe her mom was a secret lesbian?


Go on
 
2013-05-12 11:05:41 PM  
A rainbow for each boob. It was a miracle.
 
2013-05-12 11:15:46 PM  
 
2013-05-12 11:16:19 PM  
Every time you see a double rainbow, Mary is getting DP.
 
2013-05-12 11:17:34 PM  

octopied: Less than a month from diagnosis to death. Horrible.


My F-i-l went less than 72 hours from diagnosis to death.  Similar story, couldn't eat more than ounce or two of food without feeling like he had over eaten.  Went to the ER, was diagnosed, had one dose of chemo and passed later that night.
 
2013-05-12 11:27:12 PM  

EViLTeW: octopied: Less than a month from diagnosis to death. Horrible.

My F-i-l went less than 72 hours from diagnosis to death.  Similar story, couldn't eat more than ounce or two of food without feeling like he had over eaten.  Went to the ER, was diagnosed, had one dose of chemo and passed later that night.


That's the way I want to go.
 
2013-05-12 11:31:33 PM  

Bung_Howdy: ""There is no way that the rainbows were there for the rain," Claire Wolfram, Susan's daughter, said two hours later on Twitter."

Umm. While a primary rainbow is visible when light is reflected once off the back of a raindrop, a secondary and usually dimmer rainbow is spotted when light is reflected twice in a more complicated pattern.

The colors of the second rainbow are inverted, with blue on the outside and red moved to the inside. The second bow appears dimmer or cloudier because much more light is released from two reflections, and both bows cover a larger portion of the sky.

It is rare and unlikely, but three or even four rainbows can be seen on occasion, but only if they are reflected off of the earthly objects.



Reflected rainbows are fairly common. True higher-order rainbows are not. This may be the first-ever picture of a quaternary rainbow (the faint one to the right of the tertiary rainbow, with the sun off to the left):

www.mnn.com
 
2013-05-12 11:38:05 PM  
Ahhhhh Wegmans. I miss Wegmans. What a great super market. They need to open some up on the west coast.
 
2013-05-12 11:45:30 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: What does it mean?


Woah...
 
2013-05-12 11:52:29 PM  
Several of my friends knew her through their kids at West Genny. I don't go for that "the rainbow was a sign" crap, but I was struck by how her death moved my friends, who are typically on the cynical side. She must have been an amazing person.
 
2013-05-12 11:54:13 PM  
Her family and community seem like really good people.  Yes, I know, SCIENCE!, but sometimes, it's the small things like this that are so significant and meaningful.  It it were my mother, I would also want to believe and that's okay.  She seemed like a wonderful woman.

Fark cancer.
 
2013-05-13 12:02:36 AM  

fusillade762: Susan Wolfram

They'll keep her memory close to their hart.


I see what you did there.

/I always wanted to fight a dragon.
 
2013-05-13 12:06:57 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: She's with the angels now.


But we the living, we're stuck here with the Cubs, so its she that feels sorry for us.
 
2013-05-13 12:07:32 AM  
it's

/ GDI
 
2013-05-13 12:08:56 AM  

JohnnyC: Everyone at the West Genesee girls lacrosse game on Thursday knew had no idea what rainbows are or how they occur so they defaulted to a supernatural explanation saying thatSusan Wolfram was responsible for the double rainbow that stretched across the field.

Something tells me that West Genesee needs a more robust science curriculum.


/Its a christian school. Scientific fact has nothing to do with learning or teaching there.
 
2013-05-13 12:16:48 AM  
God has time to display a double rainbow to 'believers' mourning their loss. Meanwhile 10,000 kids die in Africa...

/ mysterious ways or racism?
 
2013-05-13 12:21:48 AM  
Elzar: / mysterious ways or racism?

Yes.
 
2013-05-13 12:39:19 AM  
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2013-05-13 12:45:08 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Its a christian school. Scientific fact has nothing to do with learning or teaching there.


Excellent point.
 
2013-05-13 12:54:12 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: /Its a christian school.


no it's not.
 
2013-05-13 01:09:41 AM  

The Why Not Guy: Bit'O'Gristle: /Its a christian school.

no it's not.


Why actually read when you can skim for keywords and then lecture all of us? Someone will be dumb enough to be impressed.
 
2013-05-13 01:11:02 AM  

Elzar: God has time to display a double rainbow to 'believers' mourning their loss. Meanwhile 10,000 kids die in Africa...

/ mysterious ways or racism?


It doesn't rain in Africa.  No rainbows.  Sorry.
 
2013-05-13 01:13:26 AM  

puffy999: great_tigers: Go on

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Well, Wolfram is an old word for Tongueston
 
2013-05-13 01:16:34 AM  

JohnnyC: Bit'O'Gristle: Its a christian school. Scientific fact has nothing to do with learning or teaching there.

Excellent point.


The Why Not Guy: Bit'O'Gristle: /Its a christian school.

no it's not.


Seems Bit'O'Gristle got it wrong. I'll have to be more hesitant to take him at his word in the future. After looking it up, it appears it is a public school.

Still... needs more science.
 
2013-05-13 01:26:33 AM  

addy2: Why actually read when you can skim for keywords and then lecture all of us? Someone will be dumb enough to be impressed.


West Genny's a public school. Probably a dozen or so of my relatives went to school there. Sorry if you thought that was a lecture. Actually, no, I'm not sorry at all.
 
2013-05-13 02:32:07 AM  

JohnnyC: JohnnyC: Bit'O'Gristle: Its a christian school. Scientific fact has nothing to do with learning or teaching there.

Excellent point.

The Why Not Guy: Bit'O'Gristle: /Its a christian school.

no it's not.

Seems Bit'O'Gristle got it wrong. I'll have to be more hesitant to take him at his word in the future. After looking it up, it appears it is a public school.

Still... needs more science.


Should have been obvious that this wasn't a Christian school. Lacrosse is an unholy game invented by heathen redskins.
 
2013-05-13 02:54:58 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: JohnnyC: Everyone at the West Genesee girls lacrosse game on Thursday knew had no idea what rainbows are or how they occur so they defaulted to a supernatural explanation saying thatSusan Wolfram was responsible for the double rainbow that stretched across the field.

Something tells me that West Genesee needs a more robust science curriculum.

/Its a christian school. Scientific fact has nothing to do with learning or teaching there.


I went to a Christian school. We had plenty of science. Or was I supposed to rank this out of 10?
 
2013-05-13 04:34:10 AM  
Farkin' rainbows, how do they work?
 
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