I remember what I was doing 7 years ago today...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by punkin, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. punkin

    punkin Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I had taken my son to school and when I came home I started picking up and cleaning the house. I had the TV on as I went from room to room thinking this would be another ordinary day. Suddenly, I heard a report about a plane hitting The World Trade Center. With a dustcloth in my hand, I stopped to listen. At this time, no one knew what was going on. I thought, "How could that plane have had something go so wrong?" Then a few minutes later, those who were watching that report, saw a 2nd plane fly over that reporter's head into the 2 tower. At that point, I knew something was terribly wrong. I sat down on the coffee table in my living room and watched the sceen unfold. The towers falling, people running, dust a debris racing through the city's streets. Later, word came in about the Pentagon and the plane that went down in the Pennsylvania field.

    I know today will be a mixture of sorrow, anger, prayer and joy. Sorrow for all the lives lost and the families affected by those events that are burned in my memory. Anger, for the cowards who so inhumanely reshaped history. Prayer for this nation that was and still is a great nation. And joy, for the American Spirit that allows the men and women of our Armed Forces who still continue to fight for our freedom.
  2. fosterchick

    fosterchick Songster

    On this day seven years ago, I was home. I had six children at the time. I had just sent the oldest off to school and started to clean the house and keep the other five children happy. Around lunch time my husband called me to let me know that a second plane had hit the world trade center. Because I didn't know of the first one. I stated to my husband when did the first one hit. I don't remember reading in history about the first hit. That's when I turned on the tv and watch what was going on. Then having to shut it off because I didn't want the children to be upset.
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I was at the grocery. My only child at the time was at school. It was just after 9am. I was walking down the aisle and it came over the radio news that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. I remember thinking "that's so sad" I got the rest of my groceries, went home and logged online to chat to a friend around 11am. She started taking about the 2nd plane and I told her no it was just one. I turned the tv on and watched in horror.

    I remember crying, calling my DH who insisted to let our son stay at school the rest of the day. At the time we lived about 1 1/2 hours from DC. I spent the rest of the day fighting off tears, and waiting for the time difference to call my Mum in Australia. I called her at 7am Aussie time and told them to turn on the news and let them know I was ok.

    I can honestly say I have never cried so much in my life over anything. Weeks later I would still burst into tears.
  4. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    i was in line at dunkin donuts, and i thought, oh that is terrible that plane crashed. then on the way to work i heard about the 2nd and new right away what was going on. i live near a power plant and i am at work thinking, i could die any minute and still i am working. i was scared, and didnt know how to prepare for the kids questions when they got home from school didnt know how much to share with the kids so i called my mother!
    fear, pride, sadness, great sadness that day.
  5. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I was home, just sent the kids off to school and trying to get a little shut eye I missed the night before. I got a call from my sister in law and told me to turn on the TV and saw it just after the 2nd plane hit. I of course was in a panic for all the people in the buildings, but I also knew my Mother and Grandmother were in the air heading to Arizona from here in NY ( Western NY ). I began freaking out a bit, calling the husband to come home, I needed to locate my Mom. I knew they were heading to Cleveland to switch planes and at that time that was a location of conern via the media. Finally, 2 hrs. later, my Mother called me saying they were re-routed and grounded in St. Louis.
    I can't believe how much time has passed and how fresh it is to all of us.
    My prayers are with those directly impacted by this tragedy.

    God Bless.
  6. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    on this day 7 years ago i was in the car going to train a horse when i heard the news...i pulled over and just listened and had tears streaming down my face. all those familys are in my prayers today. God bless
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  7. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    I was working for a large engineering firm. One of my coworkers had a husband in Military Intelligence. Her phone range at 9:10, and he told us to turn on the radio ASAP. The first plane had hit, and the second one was soon to follow. The whole company (and this is a large company) was riveted to their radios, the web, whatever info they could get their hands on.

    I'll never forget the silence in the air around us. We were under many flight paths to Logan. Once all the planes landed, the silence in the sky was eerie.

    Then there was the next morning. I used to walk before work, I'd be out at 5:30 or so. There was a full moon (or nearly so), and I always look at it. As I was walking down the street, I saw this dull, black speck high up in the sky. It went right past the moon, I got a good look at its little triangular shape. Then I heard the noise. It was a spy plane, patrolling up and down the coast. Later on that day we had fighter jets flying over the office. Strange stuff.

    Thankfully we had no one in those towers, however, my brother lost several coworkers who worked for Lexington Insurance.
  8. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Me? I can't remember.
    My father worked in the hospital at the time, and one of his friends said a plane crashed in the one of the WTC buildings. He said "oh, that's sad".
    Then When She came and reported the second, He stopped and watched the news.
    ETO: Oh yeah, since all the planes were grounded, the day following was really hot and the sky was very blue.
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  9. justinszoo

    justinszoo Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    NW Ohio
    I was sitting in my booth at the fair when all hell broke loose. I continued to stay there with several other vendors and we all took turns running out to check the news. A couple hours later my wife called to tell me she was in labor with our second child. We had a beautiful baby boy just after 1 am on the 12th.
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I was watching "Little House on the Prairie" right after getting the two kids off to school, and I remember being mad because they cut in on my TV show probably for something stupid again! Than I seen WHY they cut in and I was glued to the tv for the entire day pretty much.

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