Originally Posted by lancelot9898
I'm sorry for you loss Shelly. While I haven't posted much on this thread but the posts that I've made have been critical of the entire episode.....and for that I apoligize. For I too have a daugher by the name of Shelley(with and e) and I would not want her to hear negative things about me should I die in a sailing adventrue, mountain climbing or even riding my mountain bike here in the mountains of NC.
I saw the interview on the Weather Channel of three of the survivors and I was impressed by the engineer Barksdale. You can tell a lot about a person by their friends and if Barksdale was an example then your Dad was a fine person and will be missed by many.
I am not naive enough to think people wont say negative things which is why I feel the need to defend when I can. I know people are going to question and blame, it is human nature. If I can correct any misconceptions then I feel I am honoring my stepfather and protecting my mother.