A daughter swept away in a tsunami. Another murdered by her husband. A husband killed in a plane crash. And sons injured or killed when a van rolls during a university outing.
When tragedy strikes, Utahns step forward with open hearts to offer support - and open wallets - to help ease the financial burden through accounts set up at Utah banks and credit unions.
In the days after the Feb. 12 Trolley Square Mall shootings, donations flowed into accounts created to help victims' families with medical, funeral and living expenses and honor those who were lost with memorial scholarships and other endeavors.
People here are friendly, as a rule, and glad to help. Most of the negative things heard are usually about newcomers to the area. Back in the 19th century there were some problems with some zealots ( The Mountain Meadow Massacre), but on the whole the natives of this area are a decent bunch. A little odd, sometimes, to those of us who are non-LDS, but they are good people.
Just my opinion.