Thursday, September 11, 2008

THURSDAY THIRTEEN #14

13 THINGS I REMEMBER ABOUT SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 (AND THE DAYS FOLLOWING)
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1. When I first heard, I was in line at McDonalds and my boss called me and asked what was going on, New York was being bombed.
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2. When I got to work, I walked by the lounge and the door was open and everyone was gathered around the TV.
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3. The first image I saw was the Pentagon.
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4. Seeing the people jumping out of the windows.
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5. Seeing the 2nd tower fall.
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6. My boss actually letting me stay in the lounge watching TV all day.
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7. I called every single person in my phone that day to check on them and tell them I loved them.
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8. Driving to church that night, seeing every church parking lot filled.
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9. Standing in line at the flag store for 3 hours with 100 other people and NO ONE was bitching and moaning about standing in line for 3 hours.
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10. Donating money and giving the firemen some McDonald's cookies when they were standing on the corner with their boots.
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11. The homeless man walking the streets scream and yelling about the (derogatory term for Arab people.)
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12. The total fear I felt, that I've never felt in my life before or since.
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13. I thought it was the end of the world.
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8 comments:

Meg said...

Oh I remember that! I worked in an area where we had the news and weather going constantly so we saw it as soon as it happened. It shattered my world.

Jen said...

I was at school when it happened I remember it was crazy day at school..and people were leaving school...and I was stuck at school until the end of the day.

Sandier Pastures said...

I was in Japan that time and though so far away, I thought too, that it was the end of the world.

Alice Audrey said...

I remember wondering how such big buildings could be so fragile.

Always Been Different said...

Such vivid memories...

Jaded said...

i remember the phone call waking me up you yeling "are you ok are you ok? turn on the tv we've been attacked, wake up your dad"

JO said...

I do hope nothing like that will ever happen again...

Here's my entry. Thanks!

CrossView said...

Wow! This was such a touching list...