Sorry, I fat fingered the WV in VW, fixed it.
You're welcome, I would have like to have been there under other circumstances but that was not the case.
I was certainly taken aback by the courtesy. Even at the WalMart the young folks would excuse themselves if they passed in front (crossed in front) of an elder, very respectful.
Not once while I was there was anyone abrupt (local people) and they were most helpful and informative. I didn't get a sence of local vs non-local (except for/toward some press type folks).
Many of the folks at the mine seemed very happy that we were there (security personnel) keeping folks off-site. There were many press vehicles and personnel and of course "visitors" coming to pay respects or provoke trouble (very few). One fella with Florida tags (license plates) came to the site to offer a "15 minute prayer" stating he was a retired miner paying his respects.
On a different note the Westboro Baptist Church plans a 15 person protest mission. These are the folks that protest funerals of the troops killed in Iraq and such. http://www.therecorddelta.com/main.p...34&page=23