"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What Were You Doing?

When time stood still six years ago today?

Remembering those that have fallen ... on one of our nation's darkest days.


Constance said...

Wow, it's been 6 years! It still feels like yesterday in some respects!

I had already taken Charles to school (5th grade) and was getting ready to take Laura Lou (8th grade) when on the TV we saw where they had interrupted and brole in with the mews. At that point, they were making it sound like a small plane had crashed into the building. To our horror, we watched, live, as the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower. I told Laura that this was no accident! At that time though, who could've seen the total impact that was done?

I remember telling her as we drove to school, that the news media would be all over this for a few days and then it would die down until the next earthquake, school shooting, hurricane etc happened. I couldn't have been more wrong!

I was cleaning at my friend's house and my daughter Jessica called me crying. (She had moved out earlier in the year and was on her own.) She said, "did you see what happened?" I told her that I had but I didn't know why she was so upset. She asked me if I was watching TV? When I said no whe proceeded to tell me how the first tower had fallen, the Pentagon had been hit and another plane had crashed in Pennsylvaia. I tuned on my friend's TV in time to see the 2nd tower fall. I told my friend, that I couldn't stay, that I had to go!

Dave was travelling, by car, in Louisiana and I remember feeling so alone! I went to the elementary school and picked up Charlie, then Laura at Jr High school. I had to have my children with me, I guess there was this fear that something would happen to them!

As it turned out, a friend of mine from Wed AM Ladies Bible Study had a cousin on the plane that flew into the Pentagon.

I will never forget the images we saw on TV as long as I live!

Pat said...

I was up north at our cottage. I woke first and was watching the news...Hal woke soon after. He knew immediately it wasn't an accident, but a terroist act. Being newly retired as Director of Emergency Management he knew too well what was ahead for our nation. I remember feeling concerned for the safety of my family who all lived 200 miles south of our cottage - talking to them to make sure they were all ok and wishing at that moment I was home so I would be near them all. We must continue to pray because the threat hasn't passed - it's as real, if not more real then ever. We need to continually hold our leaders and our military up in prayer.

Margie said...

I walked in from a meeting, someone said "a plane hit the WTC" and I remember saying "so" not understanding the impact. We left for Disney 6 days later.

Mrs. Darling said...

My mother woke me up and told me to turn on the TV and tell them what was happening. They dont have a TV. I remember saying, "Oh I dont think its any big deal. It looks like a plane flew into the tower. Might be terrorists but I dont think its going to be as big of a deal as the Okalahoma bombing.' Boy was I wrong!

Terry said...

Dear Mrs. Mac...When my brother, Gary phoned me and woke me up at 10am, and told me to put the TV on, I was so shocked at what I saw.
I remember that I phoned my brother, Teddy who lives in Iowa and I was so shakey,that I got the wrong number but the man there wanted to talk anyway, so we talked for a few minutes...perfect strangers, an American and a Canadian...miles apart, but he wanted to talk...Love Terry