posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 03:26 PM
The family seemed to have three little girls; typically you re-use clothing, especially fancy dresses that are only used once or twice before they're
grown out of, so the middle girl wearing the older one's dress is nothing unusual.
I doubt if a grieving family would have had time to go dress shopping for new clothes, or kept track of what the older one was wearing in a photograph
given to the press or authorities for identification purposes.
As to the father smiling, I agree it looks mighty weird, but strong emotions tend to 'spill over' in the part of the brain associated with these
things. I found that out the hard and embarassing way by ending up in a fit of uncontrollable laughter at a funeral for a beloved uncle who had died
unexpectedly and very young. My baby brother had been inadvertently given a double dose of cold medicine and ended up not only falling asleep on my
shoulder at the funeral, but snoring loudly. Somehow this seemed hilarious to me and even though I had been crying earlier, I couldn't stop myself
from laughing at this point... got a lot of dirty looks from the other people there until they realized what I was laughing about, then nearly
everyone started laughing themselves.
Who knows how anyone will react under extreme stress? It's called shock for a reason, and the accompanying emotions are not always what you would