Josh Napper was one of the coal miners who was killed in the explosion in West Virginia near my hometown of Beckley.
Napper had a odd feeling that something might happen.
Napper left a note with his family. This note was posted in an article by associated press writer John Raby. Raby reported that Napper had a feeling after being sent home early on April 2nd due to air problems with the mine. Here is what the letter said:
If anything happens to me, I will be looking down from heaven. If you take care of my baby girl, watch over (her), tell her all the good things about her daddy. She was so cute and funny. She was my little peanut. And Jennifer, I know things have never been the greatest sometimes, but I just want you to know I love you and I care about you. Josh Napper.
Raby, J. (2010, April 9). Note for family among W.Va. mine victims' stories. Associated Press. Retrieved online from yahoo on April 9, 2010, from: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_mine_explosion_victim_vignettes