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A light at the end of the tunnel

Original post made on Nov 3, 2008

It's been one year since Laurel Alice Williams' life was tragically taken in a drunken driving crash on Foothill Road.
Ken Williams and Kathy Pace Williams, Laurel's parents, can't believe it's been that long already.
"The world stops for you and for everyone else, it just goes on," Ken Williams said on a recent afternoon in Moller Park, where they held a gathering of nearly 100 people to honor their daughter last Sunday. "It hurts worse than anything you can imagine."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 3, 2008, 1:19 PM

Comments (19)

Posted by Chris, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm

I have thought of Laurel often in the past year and more so of her parents....I can't even imagine the grief and hope I never have too...It was good to see the picture of them and see them creating this award and doing good things out of a horrible situation....I didn't know laurel personally but knew of her and followed the story and always have....I am a mom to a teen and again, couldn't imagine...So my heart and prayers are with you both....


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Drunk drivers kill innocent people.


Posted by chris, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 4, 2008 at 8:39 am

Yes, Cholo we have already established this in this forum. How about something uplifting or positive for Laurel's parents....they are trying to get through this and doing something positive. If you are just going to say the same old thing, well, it is just the same old thing!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 4, 2008 at 10:06 am

They can remain positive and so will I by reminding people that drinking and driving don't mix.

It takes a village, not just parents that are mourning a major life loss.


Posted by chris, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 5, 2008 at 10:02 am

not the village thing again. well, every village needs an idiot too, and we elect cholo for the job.


Posted by cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 5, 2008 at 10:04 am

if i'm an idiot, what do you call parents who have no idea of what their kids are doing? sorry for your loss, but maybe if you had raised her better she would still be here.


Posted by A friend, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:20 am

How dare you speak like that Cholo. You are going to lash out and say harsh things about the Williams family when they were not even the ones that called you an idiot. You are a very disrespectful person to do that.


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:56 am

Will the real Cholo please stand up?


Posted by A compassionate reader..., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Clearly Cholo is NOT a parent because those of us that are know that we would LOVE to know exactly what our kids are doing at all times..and often we think we do but that is not reality. We teach our children the difference between right and wrong and hope they make good decisions in their lives. Goes right along with what mommy birds do..we give our kids wings, we teach them to use them and we hope they will fly! I hope Cholo regrets the disrespectful and hateful comments written here and I certainly hope Cholo NEVER has to eat his/her words when he/she actually becomes a parent!


Posted by Cousin, a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Cholo,

Think before you talk. I'm a cousin of Laurel's. I don't have to defend my family from your childish comments because obviously you have issues. Please be respectful.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 7, 2008 at 10:47 am

The Realer McCoy here...sticks 'n stones mes petites...

Young people that drink and drug increase the risk of serious injury to themselves and to innocent living beings. Keep it simple my dears, keep it simple...

I don't care whose cousin you report to be, drinking and driving don't mix. Live 'n let live! Drinking and driving is about a toxic brain. A toxic brain is an impaired brain that needs help to get healthy, not name calling. Take the HIGH ROAD and learn something about living happily.

Yup, a toxic brain behind the wheel kills. Sorry to be the one that brings you the bad news.

A day at a time mes petites, a day at a time...

mahalo...your dear friend Cholo...HOORAY!

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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 7, 2008 at 10:56 am

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Posted by mokey, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 7, 2008 at 1:28 pm

too bad about your cousin...didn't she get injured in the accident?


Posted by Lumby, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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Posted by No Name, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 7, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Cholo..if you read the article more closely you would see that the poor girl killed was NOT the drunk driver...so are you saying that as a passenger she deserved her awful fate? You are immature and sick and clearly way too self absorbed..get over yourself and your idealistic, unrealistic, immature, one sided view points..get educated about what is really going on in your world..or let me rephrase that we know what is going on in YOUR world..YOU YOU YOU..get in touch with what is going on in the REAL WORLD...LOSER!! Just remember what goes around comes around...


Posted by chris, a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Nov 7, 2008 at 8:16 pm

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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 7, 2008 at 8:18 pm

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Posted by maniut, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Nov 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm

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Posted by Wow!, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 10, 2008 at 11:30 am

There is the possibility that I am incorrect in my asumption, but are most of the people posting on here teenages, or extremely young adults, the immaturity is ridiculous. If you are not then I suggest many of you do a lot of growing up. Oh and by the way, it is not just the young people that drink and drive that kill people, it is those of all ages. Age wasn't a factor in the case of Laurel losing her life, alcohol was.


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