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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default 7 years ago today

    I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.

    Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers which
    were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the Windows to
    the World restaurant on the top floor.

    I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was going on
    as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not understanding the
    situation as it was unfolding.

    We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged to
    meet for Breakfast in the morning.

    As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    screen TV. Several men were standing around discussing the event. At the
    moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone standing
    there, the second plane hit. A man said "Holy F*** We're being attacked".

    As they say the rest is history.

    And you?

    Dimitri

    I hope we never forget.


  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    Dimitri wrote:

    > And you?


    I was frying my ass off on windowpane acid.

    As I was when the Challenger space shuttle blew up (except I think
    they were microdots that time)

    -sw

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    Dimitri said...

    > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers
    > which were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the
    > Windows to the World restaurant on the top floor.



    I remember worrying about Michael Lomonico executive chef at "Windows on the
    World" from his Epicurious TV cooking show and prayed he made it. It was a
    genuine relief when I learned he was OK.

    Andy

  4. #4
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:30:08 -0700, "Dimitri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >
    >Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    >associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers which
    >were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the Windows to
    >the World restaurant on the top floor.
    >
    >I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was going on
    >as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not understanding the
    >situation as it was unfolding.
    >
    >We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged to
    >meet for Breakfast in the morning.
    >
    >As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    >screen TV. Several men were standing around discussing the event. At the
    >moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone standing
    >there, the second plane hit. A man said "Holy F*** We're being attacked".
    >
    >As they say the rest is history.
    >
    >And you?


    I was working in Secaucus, NJ. One of the local TV stations had a
    remote office (they dispatched the video vans) on my floo. When the
    first plane hit, we were invited into their space to see everything on
    their monitors.

    In between the first and second hits, several of us climbed to the
    rooftop to watch the smoke rising. At that point, we considered it a
    horrifying accident.

    When we returned to the news offices, we watched the second plane
    collide with the building and suddenly everything changed. The news
    bureau was cut off from all its vans by then, as cell communications
    were overwhelmed and down in many places.

    I left the office once the towers fell, as I wanted to get the kids
    out early from school. The the highway I took towards home had a clear
    view of lower Manhattan. Cars were parked all along the highway and
    people were out of their cars watching.

    We could see the smoke for a long, long time, even from the town where
    I lived - it seemed as if it smoldered forever. The smell in the city
    wasacrid for quite awhile.


    >Dimitri
    >
    >I hope we never forget.



    As I do ever year, I watched the name reading this morning (on TV) at
    ground zero. As in every year, it still tears me up.

    I used to live very close to the towers. I served on a jury there for
    over 6 months, ate at Windowns on the World many times, and took lots
    out of town friends and family to the observation deck. Before the
    towers were open, I used the plaza as my personal roller-rink.


    Boron

  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today


    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers
    > which were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the
    > Windows to the World restaurant on the top floor.
    >
    > I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was going
    > on as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not understanding the
    > situation as it was unfolding.
    >
    > We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged to
    > meet for Breakfast in the morning.
    >
    > As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    > screen TV. Several men were standing around discussing the event. At the
    > moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone
    > standing there, the second plane hit. A man said "Holy F*** We're being
    > attacked".
    >
    > As they say the rest is history.
    >
    > And you?


    I had the tv on and I saw footage of the first plane hitting the WTC.
    Ron happened to be on vacation and I leaned out the window to
    tell him, and I can still see him look up at the clear blue sky as if
    to say How could a pilot manage to hit a skyscraper today?

    Then what seemed like seconds later, I leaned out the window to
    say Another plane hit, the other tower. Oh.

    I know what my brother was doing that day, too. Going to a
    meeting in the WTC. As he was walking up Broadway, suddenly
    a mass of dirt covered people came running around the corner.
    He turned and ran.

    I have many memories of the WTC. When I was a kid my Dad
    would take us by the construction site just to see it, I was
    amazed/terrified at the thought of the cranes up so high. Later,
    the place wasn't actually finished though there were many
    tenants, I worked in the skyscraper across the street. Sometimes
    a couple of us would go over there and have lunch.

    The, Just like that, it was gone. Glad my Dad wasn't here
    to see that.

    nancy


  6. #6
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    On Thu 11 Sep 2008 09:30:08a, Dimitri told us...

    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >
    > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers
    > which were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the
    > Windows to the World restaurant on the top floor.
    >
    > I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was
    > going on as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not
    > understanding the situation as it was unfolding.
    >
    > We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged
    > to meet for Breakfast in the morning.
    >
    > As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    > screen TV. Several men were standing around discussing the event. At
    > the moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone
    > standing there, the second plane hit. A man said "Holy F*** We're being
    > attacked".
    >
    > As they say the rest is history.
    >
    > And you?
    >
    > Dimitri
    >
    > I hope we never forget.
    >
    >


    In real time, it was much earlier in the morning here in Phoenix. I wasn't
    working that day, and had just poured a cup of coffee and turned the TV on
    in the great room to watch our local news. About a minute later the
    program was interrupted with the beginning of TV coverage which lasted for
    the rest of the day and into the night. Sitting there, home alone, I was
    horrified, terrified, and mesmerized.

    When we lived in Ohio, I had spend much time in Manhattan and had been to
    the World Trade Center many times, and had eaten at Windows on the World a
    fair number of times. For at least the first half hour I watched the
    horrifying spectacle in almost total disbelief. I called a friend who
    lived and worked in the East Village and we stayed on the phone for over an
    hour, figuratively holding hands. My friend was terrified all of Manhattan
    would be blown to bits.

    The tragedy and horror of this event will stick in my mind forever.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright

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    Date: Thursday, 09(IX)/11(XI)/08(MMVIII)
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    Countdown till Veteran's Day
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  7. #7
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    Dimitri wrote:

    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.


    I do indeed. Was at 'the office' when the news broke and we were given
    permission to get to the nearest TV and see what had happened. I did. I
    couldn't believe my eyes when the various news services showed the
    footage. (And I don't even live in the USA). I remember
    thinking, "OMG - is this gonna be the start of WWIII?"

    >
    > I hope we never forget.


    I sincerely doubt it. Who could?
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

    Google is my Friend (GIMF)

  8. #8
    Felice Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today


    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:KJbyk.12$[email protected]..
    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.


    I was in Portmerion, Wales, returning to my hotel in mid-afternoon after a
    pleasant day wandering, and was greeted by the news on TV. Two memories
    stand out: first, watching the American flag outside the hotel being lowered
    to half-staff and second, remembering Americans who were stranded abroad
    when WW II broke out, wondering when I would get home. I did, eventually,
    but let me tell you it was a truly bizarre experience to be in another
    country when your own country is attacked and then to be on one of the first
    planes out of Heathrow.

    And on the topic, isn't it odd what our initial thoughts are at times like
    these. When, as a teenager, I heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor
    (where's that?) I was concerned that I might not get the new trumpet I had
    been promised for Christmas!

    Felice



  9. #9
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    On Sep 11, 11:30*am, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >
    > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers which
    > were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the Windows to
    > the World restaurant on the top floor.
    >
    > I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was goingon
    > as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not understanding the
    > situation as it was unfolding.
    >
    > We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged to
    > meet for Breakfast in the morning.
    >
    > As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    > screen TV. *Several men were standing around discussing the event. At the
    > moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone standing
    > there, the second plane hit. *A man said "Holy F*** We're being attacked".
    >
    > As they say the rest is history.
    >
    > And you?
    >
    > Dimitri
    >
    > I hope we never forget.


    I was lying in bed listening to Minnesota Public Radio. As soon as
    the news broke there I ran into the other room to turn on the TV. My
    daughter and two friends (all college freshmen) were watching some
    movie before they left for class. I punched ABC and saw the first
    video almost had done this to us on purpose . I Sat down and cried.

    I knew nothing else in my life was like this except the Kennedy
    assassination. I told the girls they would remember the details of
    that day for their entire lives. I told them also that nothing in our
    country and probably our world would ever be the same again.

    I didn't leave the set till I went to bed late that night. Watched TV
    every available waking hour for weeks. One day I just stopped watching
    TV and now I don't even have a set.

    Lynn in Fargo

  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    On Thu 11 Sep 2008 10:34:27a, Felice told us...

    >
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:KJbyk.12$[email protected]..
    >> I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.

    >
    > I was in Portmerion, Wales, returning to my hotel in mid-afternoon after
    > a pleasant day wandering, and was greeted by the news on TV. Two
    > memories stand out: first, watching the American flag outside the hotel
    > being lowered to half-staff and second, remembering Americans who were
    > stranded abroad when WW II broke out, wondering when I would get home. I
    > did, eventually, but let me tell you it was a truly bizarre experience
    > to be in another country when your own country is attacked and then to
    > be on one of the first planes out of Heathrow.
    >
    > And on the topic, isn't it odd what our initial thoughts are at times
    > like these. When, as a teenager, I heard about the attack on Pearl
    > Harbor (where's that?) I was concerned that I might not get the new
    > trumpet I had been promised for Christmas!
    >
    > Felice


    It is odd where our thoughts can take us. I was at home that day and
    watched every minute of the coverage from the beginning. I had been at the
    WTC numerous times when we lived in Ohio, but my partner had never been
    there. We had a trip planned for NYC, and I was going to make it a point
    to take him there and for a meal at Windows on the World. At some point
    during that first day, it flashed thorough my mind that he would never see
    it or eat there.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright

    *******************************************
    Date: Thursday, 09(IX)/11(XI)/08(MMVIII)
    *******************************************
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  11. #11
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    ChattyCathy wrote on Thu, 11 Sep 2008 19:26:30 +0200:

    >> I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.


    > I do indeed. Was at 'the office' when the news broke and we
    > were given permission to get to the nearest TV and see what
    > had happened. I did. I couldn't believe my eyes when the
    > various news services showed the footage. (And I don't even
    > live in the USA). I remember thinking, "OMG - is this gonna be
    > the start of WWIII?"


    >> I hope we never forget.


    > I sincerely doubt it. Who could?


    I can tell you where I was within 50 feet when I first heard the news on
    my car radio. I did not realise how bad it was until I talked with the
    receptionist at the office I was going to.
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  12. #12
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    On Sep 11, 12:43*pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    > On Sep 11, 11:30*am, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.

    >
    > > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers which
    > > were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the Windows to
    > > the World restaurant on the top floor.

    >
    > > I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was going on
    > > as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not understanding the
    > > situation as it was unfolding.

    >
    > > We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged to
    > > meet for Breakfast in the morning.

    >
    > > As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    > > screen TV. *Several men were standing around discussing the event. Atthe
    > > moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone standing
    > > there, the second plane hit. *A man said "Holy F*** We're being attacked".

    >
    > > As they say the rest is history.

    >
    > > And you?

    >
    > > Dimitri

    >
    > > I hope we never forget.

    ====================================
    PLEASE FORGIVE EDIT ERROR ON MY FIRST POST!

    I was lying in bed listening to Minnesota Public Radio. *As soon as
    the news broke there I ran into the other room to turn on the TV. My
    daughter and two friends (all college freshmen) were watching some
    movie before they left for class. I punched ABC and saw the first
    video. Then we heard about the second plane.

    I knew then that this was not an accident or an 'act of G-d' but that
    someone had done this to us on purpose. I Sat down and cried.
    >
    > *I knew nothing else in my life was like this except the Kennedy
    > assassination. I told the girls they would remember the details of
    > that day for their entire lives. I told them also that nothing in our
    > country and probably our world would ever be the same again.
    >
    > I didn't leave the set till I went to bed late that night. Watched only this on TV
    > every available waking hour for weeks. One day I just stopped watching
    > TV period and now I don't even have a set.
    >
    > Lynn in Fargo


  13. #13
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    On Sep 11, 1:26*pm, ChattyCathy <cathy1...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    > Dimitri wrote:
    > > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.

    >
    > I do indeed. Was at 'the office' when the news broke and we were given
    > permission to get to the nearest TV and see what had happened. I did. I
    > couldn't believe my eyes when the various news services showed the
    > footage. (And I don't even live in the USA). I remember
    > thinking, "OMG - is this gonna be the start of WWIII?"


    We were on the first day of training sessions on a new publishing
    suite for the House of Commons publications. Everybody was crowded
    into the Hansard area and we had just started when someone who was
    looking at the tv said "there's been an accident! A plane crashed
    into the World Trade Centre!"

    At one point, my daughter called from Toronto and told me to go home
    right away (I actually waited 30 minutes...boy was she angry) but
    really there was not much risk of danger in Ottawa. A colleague's son
    and his wife were in the Pentagon at the time it was "hit", but at the
    other end. He got a call sometime soon after, reassuring him that
    they were fine.

    I remember where I was when we got the news John F. Kennedy was shot
    (high school assembly, not called for that reason), when the moon walk
    happened (in a rented room on Waverley), when I heard that Mao had
    died (in the Montreal metro), when I heard Jacques Brel had died (at
    work). The one that affected me most was the death of Jacques Brel.


  14. #14
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    On Thu 11 Sep 2008 11:05:46a, [email protected] told us...

    > On Sep 11, 1:26*pm, ChattyCathy <cathy1...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    >> Dimitri wrote:
    >> > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.

    >>
    >> I do indeed. Was at 'the office' when the news broke and we were given
    >> permission to get to the nearest TV and see what had happened. I did. I
    >> couldn't believe my eyes when the various news services showed the
    >> footage. (And I don't even live in the USA). I remember
    >> thinking, "OMG - is this gonna be the start of WWIII?"

    >
    > We were on the first day of training sessions on a new publishing
    > suite for the House of Commons publications. Everybody was crowded
    > into the Hansard area and we had just started when someone who was
    > looking at the tv said "there's been an accident! A plane crashed
    > into the World Trade Centre!"
    >
    > At one point, my daughter called from Toronto and told me to go home
    > right away (I actually waited 30 minutes...boy was she angry) but
    > really there was not much risk of danger in Ottawa. A colleague's son
    > and his wife were in the Pentagon at the time it was "hit", but at the
    > other end. He got a call sometime soon after, reassuring him that
    > they were fine.
    >
    > I remember where I was when we got the news John F. Kennedy was shot
    > (high school assembly, not called for that reason), when the moon walk
    > happened (in a rented room on Waverley), when I heard that Mao had
    > died (in the Montreal metro), when I heard Jacques Brel had died (at
    > work). The one that affected me most was the death of Jacques Brel.


    I really love Jacques Brel.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright

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  15. #15
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today


    "Lynn from Fargo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Sep 11, 12:43 pm, Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    > On Sep 11, 11:30 am, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:


    <snip>

    PLEASE FORGIVE EDIT ERROR ON MY FIRST POST!

    I was lying in bed listening to Minnesota Public Radio. As soon as
    the news broke there I ran into the other room to turn on the TV. My
    daughter and two friends (all college freshmen) were watching some
    movie before they left for class. I punched ABC and saw the first
    video. Then we heard about the second plane.

    I knew then that this was not an accident or an 'act of G-d' but that
    someone had done this to us on purpose. I Sat down and cried.

    <snip>

    > Lynn in Fargo


    How lucky you were able to cry. It took me several years before I was able
    to let my emotions out. I had to extend the stay at the hotel, re-book the
    flight home (LA), take care of my business associate, make sure several
    friends who were at the Toy Building (25th & Broadway) were OK. A friend
    with a bad back walked from the toy building, to the George Washington
    Bridge & across into New Jersey and directly to a hospital. I kept myself
    busy, probably too busy, as a means of avoidance.

    Dimitri


  16. #16
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    Dimitri wrote:
    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >
    > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers
    > which were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the
    > Windows to the World restaurant on the top floor.
    >
    > I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was
    > going on as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not
    > understanding the situation as it was unfolding.
    >
    > We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged
    > to meet for Breakfast in the morning.
    >
    > As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    > screen TV. Several men were standing around discussing the event. At
    > the moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone
    > standing there, the second plane hit. A man said "Holy F*** We're being
    > attacked".
    >
    > As they say the rest is history.
    >
    > And you?


    I was driving to Toronto with a co-worker and we were listening to the
    Howard Stern Show. We thought it was a spoof and then clued in that it
    might be real and switched to another station and confirmed it. When we
    got to our destination we watched it on TV. Scary.

    A year later we were travelling to Denver for a family wedding for
    Sept.13 (the actually planned a Friday the 13th wedding) and it was
    cheaper and easier to fly from Buffalo than Toronto. Between the time
    my wife got a price to leave on the 12th and the next day when I got my
    vacation request approved the price jumped by $160, but we got the
    original price by leaving on the 11th.

    We left the house in time to account for extra time at the border and
    security, in case they were worried about a one year anniversary
    incident. There was only one car ahead of us at the border and the
    security was less than anything I had been through in Canadian and
    European airports. You could have fired a cannon through the Buffalo
    airport without hitting anyone, and the planes were only about 1/3 full.
    It seemed that no one wanted to travel that day.


  17. #17
    Sarah Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today


    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:KJbyk.12$[email protected]..
    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >
    > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers
    > which were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the
    > Windows to the World restaurant on the top floor.
    >
    > I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was going
    > on as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not understanding the
    > situation as it was unfolding.
    >
    > We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged to
    > meet for Breakfast in the morning.
    >
    > As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    > screen TV. Several men were standing around discussing the event. At the
    > moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone
    > standing there, the second plane hit. A man said "Holy F*** We're being
    > attacked".
    >
    > As they say the rest is history.
    >
    > And you?
    >
    > Dimitri
    >
    > I hope we never forget.

    81/2 months pregnant, sat on the sofa, thinking what kind of world am I
    bringing him into?

    Sarah (UK)


  18. #18
    Janis Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    I got a call at 5:00 in the morning from a friend that I worked at RAND with.
    She told me to get up quick and turn on the TV. Saw the whole thing happen.
    I will never forget.

    J.


    On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:30:08 -0400, Dimitri wrote
    (in article <KJbyk.12$[email protected]>):

    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >
    > Me, I had flown in to Newark airport the night before with a business
    > associate. Flying in to the airport I had pointed out the twin towers which
    > were just above the cloud cover. and was telling her about the Windows to
    > the World restaurant on the top floor.
    >
    > I had turned on the Today show in my room while the speculation was going on
    > as to what type of plane had hit the first tower not understanding the
    > situation as it was unfolding.
    >
    > We were staying at the Radisson in Paramus New Jersey and had arranged to
    > meet for Breakfast in the morning.
    >
    > As I walked through the Bar to get to the restaurant there was a giant
    > screen TV. Several men were standing around discussing the event. At the
    > moment I looked at the giant screen, much to the horror of everyone standing
    > there, the second plane hit. A man said "Holy F*** We're being attacked".
    >
    > As they say the rest is history.
    >
    > And you?
    >
    > Dimitri
    >
    > I hope we never forget.
    >




  19. #19
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today

    Dimitri wrote:
    > I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >



    I was driving to work when a report about the first plane hitting came
    on the radio. I was pulling into the parking lot when they reported the
    second plane.

    Inside, everyone, staff and residents, were transfixed in front of the
    facility's big screen TV, watching endless loops of the Tower strikes
    and new breaking reports of a plane crash at the Pentagon, and early
    mumblings about a crash someplace in Pennsylvania. The biggest news was
    definitely the Towers... then the collapse of the Towers...

    I had been here from New York for only two years at the time. My
    employer was very sympathetic, and gave me the rest of the day off.

  20. #20
    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: 7 years ago today


    > Dimitri wrote:
    >> I'll bet you remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
    >>


    I was just pulling into a parking spot a few mintues before work when I
    heard.
    I was working in an admissions office at a local university. Sometime
    around 10 I took a call from a mom (I don't know why, but everyone calls
    admissions first - regardless of what department is needed!) who was
    trying to locate her son in order to tell him his father didn't go to
    work that day. I tried calling the kid myself and finally got through to
    tell him. He hadn't even heard the news yet. It was quite a teary moment
    I'll tell you.

    -Tracy

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