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Sunday, September 5, 2004

Filling an empty space.

Hoboken, N.J., suffered more deaths on 9/11 than any other city outside New York. A support group for survivors and relatives at Hoboken's Trinity Episcopal Church is starting to "move on," but the members of the group are giving a thank-you gift to the church:

In the church's steeple, about 40 feet from the ground, above the black stone and red trim, was a 28-inch-wide bell cove without a bell. There was, it turned out, an empty space in the church, as intimate as their grief had been vast. Why not fill the space? Why not give the church a bell?

("A lasting gift, from a terrific club that nobody wanted to join," Peter Applebome, New York Times 9.5.04, reg req'd)

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 5 September 2004 at 10:26 AM

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