One of my friends maintains an email list that goes world-wide. There were in her box this morning. Hope they give you some comfort
I have no words to express the horror of today. As you know, we are ahead
of you in time and it was as I was about to leave school that a friend
mentioned that she had heard a rumour that a plane had crashed into the
World Trade Centre. We both thought it was an accident and spoke of the
tragedy little knowing how much greater the tragedy was than
we could envision. I got home to find all the kids who were home, and my
to the TV, watching CNN. No one spoke as we watched in disbelief. There
are no possible words to convey the sympathy and sorrow that we, and I am
sure all decent South Africans, feel at this terrible deed. Our loving
thoughts are with you all.
I have been watching, listening and monitoring any news of the terrorism
that took place today. I live in Canada now, but spent 13 years with the
USAF and have a sense of what must be going on within the Branches of the
Service. I feel blessed that by now living in Canada, a country that has
for years enjoyed the protection and goodwill of America that I and (as far
as I know right now) all of the people I hold dear have escaped this
tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of America right now. I will
continue to pray for the families that lost loved ones, those that gave
their lives in the actual act and hope that from this the world will sit
up, pay attention and finally learn to live and let live. It is important
that we all take your advice and the advice of President Bush and "Be Nice,
Nice is Good." I agree absolutely that this act was an act of war, and that
as President Bush stated in his address, it cannot touch the spirit of
America. God Bless you, and us all.
Rayna in Saskatchewan, Canada
This is the first time I have contacted you directly and feel compelled to
in light of the terrible events that have just happened in the US.
Australians everywhere are outraged and are at work today feeling shocked
and sad. Our heartfelt thoughts extend to every one of you over there and
our prayers are with you. We are keeping informed of any update in a wish
to feel connected to you all in this sad time.
God bless you and keep you safe. From your many friends in Australia.
Please accept heartfelt condolences from far away Australia. Our thoughts,
hearts and prayers are with the people of America constantly. Flags on all
our buildings - Government and private - are being flown at half mast as a
sign of respect for all the innocent lives lost in this insidious horror.
As you said - God bless America.
This is a letter to all my dear friends in the USA. Paul and I feel with
you following the tragedy at the World Trade Center. How can people do
these atrocious acts? It is hard to believe that today the beautiful city
of New York and all the American people are devastated by the act of a few
fanatics. I believe all Australians have support for you all in this very
troubled time. Paul and I send our continuing love and support.
Love from Jill and Paul
You are one of my favorite Americans, so I feel I must send you and all
your helpers at WWR my condolences for the senseless massacre that took
place Tuesday morning. As your neighbors, we all have strong ties to you.
We have planes arriving with no accommodations for all their
passengers. Employees from our company are taking them into their
homes. New Brunswickers are donating blood to the Red Cross. We all wish
there could be more we could do if we were closer. Our prayers are with all
Liette S. Chiasson, New Brunswick, Canada
My God, what can I say? Here I am in sunny, beautiful, PEACEFUL, Perth
Western Australia where the worst thing that can happen today is that it
My heart breaks for what happened, for everyone affected and for the world
as a whole. What is happening to us as a people? Where has the love of
our fellow man gone? Like the rest of the world I am in shock, unable to
come to terms with the absolute horror of what has happened.
I can't say anything more except that my prayers and heartfelt sympathy is
You and the people of your country are remembered in prayer. May the
Creator bring great good out of such evil. God bless America and all who
Gail, Oakville, Ontario
Please accept our deep feeling of sadness for the awful deed that has
fallen on your beautiful country. We are outraged and sad and all my
friends who have enjoyed your recipes wish to extend all our prayers and
good thoughts for those directly involved and to the people of the U.S.A.
With heartfelt compassion,
Catherine Ekvall, Sweden
Our hearts and prayers go out to all Americans everywhere in this
desperately trying time. If there is any way that we Recitopians worldwide
can co-ordinate our efforts to contributing towards the helping victims of
this catastrophe, please let us know. Individually we may not be able to
achieve much, but as a collective perhaps we may make a dent in assisting
in some way.
There is absolutely no justification for such a ruthless act of such
barbarism. Once again, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies to all affected
by this tragedy.
Sandy & fellow South Africans
I am a long time subscriber of your ezine. I live in Kenya where the US
embassy was bombed in 1998 killing over 250 people. As we follow on CNN
what is happening in your country, we want you to know that our prayers are
with you all, especially affected families. That a human being can be so
diabolical is beyond comprehension.
Dear Chef ,
We here in South Africa send our condolences to all in the USA who have
lost loved ones as a result of the cowardly act which took place yesterday.
It is hoped that the world nations will unite to find and bring those
responsible to justice. Our prayers will be for you all this day.
The People of South Africa too are in shock. Our heartfelt prayers go out
to all American citizens and to all those who have been affected by this
terrible tragedy. May God be with you all.
I cannot express the grief we have all felt in our family at the recent
events. It is all too horrible and too mad to comprehend or even
understand. Please accept our heartfelt wishes of strength and peace for
all those who remain and, like us, watch in stupor.
Our sincere condolences to the American people.
Elena MarÃ:censor:a Accinelli, Spain
Please accept, from a reader in South Africa, our heartfelt sympathy to all
of those who have suffered as a result of this wanton destruction of life
and property. God bless America and all its people in this hour of grief.
Hana Viljoen-Stehlik, Stellenbosch, South Africa
I just want to express my sorrow and feeling of grief for all of you and
all US people. I have several American friends here in Italy who are living
their worst days in life and so am I.
God bless America.
Silvia Frangini, Italy
We here in Israel are so shocked and heartbroken about the terrible tragedy
that took place in the USA. It is so terrible that so many innocent people
had to lose their
lives. Sadly, we understand so well the anguish and pain of losing beloved
ones and encountering such terrible and cowardly acts of terrorism.
Dearest America, please accept my deepest condolences and warmest support.
Just wanted to say how awful we all feel over here in England. Watching
those events unfold on TV yesterday, the whole of London fell
silent. We've had our share of cowardly acts of terrorism - my father's
restaurant was bombed by the IRA many years ago - but nothing, NOTHING on
this scale. I wish there was something we could do other than let you know
that our thoughts are with you. I think the whole of the free world feels
Comparto plenamente su sentimiento de tristeza, pena y horror. Me
solidarizo con todos sus conciudadanos y le felicito por la decisiÃ³n de
suspender, temporalmente, su publicaciÃ³n. Que Dios ayude a esta infinidad
de familias que han sido rotas por la locura incomprensible de "personas."
Ramona Serentill, EspaÃ±a
My family, friends and myself here in Manchester, England just cannot
believe what has happened even though we watched the events unfold live on
TV. We have no idea just how the people of America must be feeling but our
thoughts are with you today and for the future.
I wish to express my disgust and feelings of sorrow over what happened in
America. Here in Holland we all feel very sad and everywhere people can't
do anything but watch CNN and we are mourning your loss of all those people
and the feeling of horror about what happened. Wish you lots of strength
May I add my voice of condolence from the Central Coast, Australia, to all
people suffering such a great loss in the USA.
All my thoughts go from ice cold Norway (which seems even a bit colder
today) to all people in the proud United States of America. Be strong
fellow Recitopians, in time good WILL win.
Dear Chef and all Americans,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your losses in America
yesterday. I watched CNN yesterday in absolute horror and disbelief at what
unfolded before my eyes, as did all South Africans. Our thoughts and
prayers go out to you all. God bless America and Americans and the whole
Alva and Les Cunningham, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Bahamas joins you and the American people in prayers for the families
of those innocent victims whose lives were taken away from them in this act
of cowardice - by persons who have no regard for the sanctity of life.
Salome F. Charles
I wish to express my deepest condolences to you and all your fellow
Americans in this horrendous situation. As a human being, I am outraged by
this cowardly act; as a Canadian neighbour, I will do everything I can to
help, including giving blood for the very first time in my life. We have
U.S. members in our Ring - SnowyRecitopia, and our hearts go out to each
and every one of them, and every citizen across the U.S. May God keep you
strong, and may you stay united as this terrible tragedy plays out. Take
all the time you need, Chef, we'll wait for our e-zine. I hope you and your
family are all safe and okay. God Bless any fellow Recitopians we may have
lost, or who may have lost a loved one to these
cowards. May the world rally behind you to give you the support you
need. I, for one, am right there.
Your Canadian Neighbours, The Leverdingen Family, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Certainly, all over Brazil, our people are praying for divine protection to
the American people. God bless America is a sentence in all human minds
now. Please, receive an immense hug, embracing the whole country,
especially the most directly affected, because indirectly everyone in the
planet is. God bless our Earth, our home, our land.
Dado que eres, de algÃºn modo, nuestro "amigo en AmÃ©rica", nos dirigimos a
ti para expresar nuestra mÃ¡s absoluta consternaciÃ³n, nuestro horror y
nuestra impotencia ante los terribles atentados que han costado la vida a
tantas personas inocentes. A buen seguro, a partir de ahora ya nada volverÃ¡
a ser igual, y ni nos atrevemos a imaginarnos las posibles consecuencias
para el mundo entero. Desde aquÃ:censor: queremos aseguraros que estamos con
vosotros y que os acompaÃ±amos en el sentimiento.
Un gran abrazo,
Marianne Reutemann & familia, Barcelona, EspaÃ±a
My family and I will think of each and every American in this time of
sorrow and carry you in our prayers. Our thoughts are with you and we will
carry you in our hearts.
Tharina Peters and family, South Africa
Our small Ring from Venezuela is shocked with yesterday's tragedy. We send
our condolences to all the American people. Our hearts are with you.
Yolanda and Rocio
I'm just another one, but I'd like you to know that my friends, my family
and I are feeling very sad and shocked with this tragedy. We learned since
we were children not to trust strangers because not everybody are good
people, but we never could imagine that a human being could be so evil. We
know the mankind is know praying for all USA population and we believe that
the American people will triumph over this tragedy. We hope that everybody
in USA gets back their feeling of trust and safety in life very soon. Our
respect for the innocent victims and our condolence for their relatives and
God bless America and God bless our Planet
Iride Marcatto, Brasil
Just a brief note to say to say we stand with all of you in the USA in
this time of sadness. We hope that the basic principals of our societies,
the sometimes contradictory ideals of justice and peace and equality and
democracy will prevail, and the basic goodness of the human spirit will be
allowed to grow despite the incomprehensible events of this day.
Anne McCusker, Australia