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I don't know how to thank you for the emails and texts you've sent this week. Not only have you guided me on what questions to ask, what details I've neglected to get clear, suggested sources that might be able to fill in the historic information, but you've told the miners and their families that your hearts are with them, and on a few occasions, you were even generous enough to say your thoughts were with me.
That just amazed me. That anyone would take even a second to think that it is emotionally difficult to speak these unspeakable words six times an hour, to constantly be undating the listeners on a story that is so hard to tell, is astounding to me. Thank you. While I am certainly not the person anyone should be thinking of right now, I thank you. I thank you for that unexpected bit of empathy.