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(BBC)   Following the death of her husband woman undergoes grief counselling and decides to search for son she give up at birth when she was nineteen. Discovers he was a passenger on Pan-Am flight 103 blown up over Lockerbie 24 years earlier   ( divider line
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7055 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Dec 2013 at 8:03 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-14 11:28:56 PM  
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SirEattonHogg: Okay, but think about this a further step - she waited 45 years before looking for her son.  Her son would be 45 years old if he was still alive. That's basically middle age. Prior to 45, the chances of her son having died prematurely from a disease, car accident, murder, overdose, or some other tragic circumstance would be significant.  It's of course sad for her, but she must have thought in the back of her head, there is always the chance that he may have died earlier due to some tragic circumstance.

Does the fact that her son died in a very highly publicized tragic event make it any better or worse?

You're right. But it goes to a whole new level when she learns that her son was killed by some terrorist farkbag in one of the most highly tragic and publicized terrorist acts in aviation history.
2013-12-14 08:42:59 PM  
2 votes:

Eponymous: on the flip side....maybe she's eligible for a victim's payout on the bombing.

Not a chance. She gave up the kid; she gets nada, bupkis, sweet fark all.
2013-12-14 08:26:35 PM  
2 votes:

I feel horrid for this woman....

Thats gotta be one of the saddest things ive read in a long time.
2013-12-14 08:05:05 PM  
2 votes:
Followup: Kills herself because there can't possibly be any other ending to this story.
2013-12-14 08:45:12 PM  
1 vote:

LordJiro: Generation_D: Witnesses saw a flash of light rising up to meet the plane, before the explosion.

Witnesses to events like that 'see' or misidentify all sorts of things. Like the people who thought the dust and debris being ejected by collapsing skyscrapers were explosives.

You know, this wasn't twa flight 800.

103 was confirmed terrorism, blown up by a bomb in a radio.
2013-12-14 08:22:02 PM  
1 vote:
2013-12-14 08:10:13 PM  
1 vote:
"Just let it go, woman.  Quit looking, because it all goes bad when you look." - Schrodinger's Cat
2013-12-14 08:05:46 PM  
1 vote:
on the flip side....maybe she's eligible for a victim's payout on the bombing.
2013-12-14 08:05:42 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe some nice family can adopt a grandma this Christmas?
2013-12-14 06:30:24 PM  
1 vote:
Merry Christmas !
2013-12-14 05:19:42 PM  
1 vote:
Not all the endings are as happy as in the movie Philomena.
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