Monday, June 15, 2020

Musical Monday

Dedicated to the autistic teenage boy William Callaghan who became lost in bushland early last week and was found after three days and two nights in near freezing night temperature, and also dedicated those volunteers and emergency service workers who tirelessly searched for Will. It was a great outcome, as was the case detailed in the song below by Johnny Ashcroft You can read about Will here.

25 comments:

  1. Wasn't it wonderful news? And I confess not the outcome I was expecting.
    Loved the song too (and am a tad leaky around the eyes).

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    1. EC, I did not expect a good outcome either.

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  2. When that young lad was lost and then, thankfully, found unharmed...this song immediately came into my thoughts, bringing with it memories of the little boy who was lost, four-year Steven Walls, who inspired the song. The nation held its breath when Steven was lost. Like William Callaghan, he was finally found safe and sound.

    Unashamedly I admit my tears flowed when I heard William had been found alive and well. Good news is always, always welcome.

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    1. Lee, I vaguely remembered the song but certainly not the lost boy at that time. Yes, I teared up too.

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  3. Good one Andrew.
    Even though I wasn't' here in the 1960s but I had heard the song before and wondered if (rightly or wrongly) a little lost boy would have got so much attention in other countries.
    I like so many others was relieved to hear Will was found safe and well - found by a very soft spoken understanding young man.

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    1. Cathy, I don't want to think about lost children in other countries. Yeah, the bloke who found him was nice.

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  4. I've been watching "Northwoods Law" all day and it handles the coverage of Fish & Game and Conservation Officers. These men and women also do search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. These episodes on the weekend had to do with various search and rescues over the last few years.Of the ones they showed, there was only one fatality. The others were all rescued despite being out in frigid temperatures on mountains here in our State.

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    1. Interesting Maribeth. There is not always a good outcome.

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  5. What a wonderful volunteer in that clip, so compassionate and humble. I'm glad the outcome was good. It is heartbreaking to imagine this young fellow in the woods for so long and how he must have felt. Not to mention how his parents felt. It's lovely to see good news from a potentially tragic situation.

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    1. It was a good thing that happened Jenny. The boy was remarkably relaxed.

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  6. It's always a worry when children go missing. Recently most have been found again, unharmed, but the Maddie McCann incident is still in the news after all these years. I hope the new suspect turns out to be her killer, then the parents would at least be able to grieve.

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    1. Botched job by UK and Portuguese police Cro? Seems like it to me.

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  7. I remember that song, but didn't listen as it always makes me cry, even though he gets found. it always reminds me of the time I lost my toddler daughter for a few minutes when she followed a different woman out of the supermarket, the woman had similar clothing to mine, I found K in less than ten minutes, but they were heart-stopping minutes for sure. I don't know how I'd cope if it were a longer time.

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    1. Ah River. Your daughter K. We once lost Little Jo for a few minutes. It was awful.

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  8. It was so good that William was found, his step-dad, what a wonderful man, he's as special as William.
    How I remember that song, so sad way back when Stephen Walls went missing. Sad when anyone goes missing.

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    1. Margaret, even sadder when they are not found.

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  9. P.S, I'm very, very glad William was found safe and well.

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  10. New of a good outcome to start the week. The World needs that.

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    1. Travel, don't we ever need some good news.

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  11. What a relief Andrew, his parents would have been frantic with worry.. Wonder why it's called Mount Disappointment.. must Google ✨

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    1. Hard and rugged terrain I would guess, Grace.

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  12. So glad he was found. "Little Boy Lost" is what I've always called our grandson. His parents never seem to be on the same page regarding their son.

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    1. Cynthia, I agree. It is better for parents to present a united front.

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  13. I am glad the search for this boy had a good outcome. Cheers!

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