Friday, March 23, 2007

Please Pray for Us

Hello, this is Bailey. Just a short note, as we are all still in shock. I'm writing this Thursday evening, to post for Friday. Thanks to those of you who've been asking about us. We have lost a very dear friend today. Vesta Johnson, a wonderful saint. A woman in her seventies whom everyone loved. I can't give details. The police are still investigating. I can only say that this is beyond our understanding, in many ways.

Everyone in town is just so sad. And sickened. We'd just pulled out of such awful times. Were looking forward to spring. Now this.

We really do need your prayers. Especially Leslie.

I will check back with you Monday.

-- Bailey

Posted by ~ Bailey Truitt @ 7:00 AM
I'm so sorry for all of you.

I heard the story on the local TV news last night. But the story's gotten weirder. I mean, a murder is bad enough, but all this other stuff... It's downright creepy.
Posted by Anonymous trixie : 11:01 AM
I live on the East Coast. This morning I saw a snippet on CNN. Yes, this has already made national news. Probably because, like Trixie said, all of the strange issues surrounding the case.

I feel so sorry for all of you. I will be praying for you. Just glad to know everyone at Java Joint is safe.
Posted by Anonymous ed burtz : 11:03 AM
The Scenes and Beans crew is safe, yes, and I'm glad. Still, whoever did this hasn't been caught yet. I know you all must be terrified. Please keep safe!
Posted by Anonymous fred wiley : 11:05 AM
How are Paige and Leslie today? Especially Leslie.
Posted by Anonymous m.j. : 11:06 AM
Friends of Scenes and Beans, I don't know how much you'll hear from the regular bloggers today. Much is happening downtown and at Java Joint.

If you haven't seen it on the news, you probably will soon. Last night we had another murder. The town is in chaos.

This is a nightmare. Please keep praying. None of us understands what's going on, it's all so bizarre and horrible.

Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news.
Posted by Anonymous burt laroy : 11:13 AM
I saw CNN this morning. Also saw something on MSNBC. Bad news travels fast, I guess.

I am so sorry. You know I've been a regular reader of this blog and a commenter for months now. I feel like I know you all. Hope to hear from you on Monday.
Posted by Anonymous elizabeth monty : 12:08 PM
Thank you, everyone. I'm writing this quickly from my office. Paige is out front, waiting on customers. She is shaken, I can tell.

So much has happened today. I can't discuss it all. I understand there will be a press conference this afternoon.
Posted by Blogger Sarah Wray : 12:15 PM
I've been watching it on CNN, too. (I live in Kentucky.) What a horrible thing! As for all the mystery surrounding the case, I don't know what to say, except "Protect the town, Lord."

I'm praying this murderer is caught soon.
Posted by Blogger Ruth Seamands : 12:28 PM
It reached all the way into the local newspaper in Texas.

We're keeping all of you in our prayers.
Posted by Blogger Lena Nelson Dooley : 12:48 PM
Living here in Coeur d'Alene, the coverage has been non stop. I'm so sad. Only a couple of weeks ago, I passed through Kanner Lake on the way back home from visiting friends. Stopped by Simple Pleasures, as I always do. Vesta had just walked in and Bailey introduced us. We ended up visiting for quite awhile. Delightful woman. Told her the next time I passed through town—which is every couple of months—I’d call and we’d go to lunch. We were both looking forward to it. Needless to say, I'm pretty shook up myself today. Praying for all of you.
Posted by Blogger Gayle DeSalles : 1:09 PM
From your faithful reader--my thoughts are with all of you. Hope to hear more about how you all are doing on Monday.
Posted by Anonymous r.j. hager : 3:13 PM
I'm very sorry to hear this news. Be very careful--keep your doors and windows locked.
Posted by Blogger Megan DiMaria : 3:23 PM
I've seen the news that was taken from the press conference this afternoon in Kanner Lake. Your chief of police handled himself well, even though I know he must be under a lot of strain.

My heart goes out to you all.
Posted by Anonymous m.k. smith : 5:25 PM
I've seen the coverage, too. Oh, my gosh! It just keeps getting worse!

I ditto M.K.'s sentiment.
Posted by Anonymous misty maditch : 5:26 PM
I'm glad to hear that your nightmare has been stopped. Although I know there are many lingering issues.

Just wonder what this will do to the proposed hotel...
Posted by Anonymous esther t. : 4:10 PM
Who cares what it does to the hotel; think what it's done to the TOWN already.

I am so sorry for your losses. So very sorry.
Posted by Anonymous jim : 4:11 PM
Wow. I saw everything on the news today. What an amazing story.

I am very sorry to hear about the town's losses.

Leslie did well in her interviews, even though she seemed still very shaken.
Posted by Anonymous cindy : 4:12 PM
It's been so much on the national news. I feel bad for you all. I know you don't like making the news this way.

Been thinking of you all a lot. Hope to hear from you on Monday.
Posted by Anonymous wes : 4:14 PM
I'm glad Leslie and Paige have each other for comfort. So sorry for the town's loss.
Posted by Anonymous Susan : 4:58 PM
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