Remembrances…

September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001

Today is the anniversary of 9-11. Right now we’re very caught up in all the drama of the upcoming political election, even those of us who are not normally politically-minded. But it’s September again and this anniversary really brings a lot of things to mind.

What were you doing when it happened?

At the time, I was driving to work in downtown Los Angeles and heard about it on the radio. I didn’t watch TV so the first I heard of it was on the morning shock-jock radio program. I thought it was a joke. Certainly not a very funny one, so I turned the radio station….but they were talking about it, too. I was galvanized. What? We were attacked? By who? This was insanity. The stories were pouring in of other aircrafts. It was frightening and nerve-wracking. I remember getting to work and everyone on the whole floor was in the conference room watching the feeds on television. No one was working. They sent us home to be with our families.

What happened to the ‘war on terror’?

I don’t want to get political…even though I know this is a forum where I can actually get political and shout my political viewpoints from the rafters – but even I’m not sure what my opinion is. It’s hard to have a viewpoint on the war on terror when I’m not actually in Iraq or Afghanistan. What do I know? I’m not a military strategist. That means I have to put complete faith in what the government and our media is telling us. I’m not a conspiracy-theorist but I’m not naive enough to believe everything I’m told. I do know what happend on 9-11 isn’t right and stand up for our country. We need to find Osama Bin Laden.

What does the 9-11 Anniversary mean?

I think it means we need to honor the lives that were lost and honor them…this is the spirit behind this memorial. But those are just my thoughts. What are yours?

On a more light-hearted note…today is the 25th Anniversary of the Cabbage Patch Kids doll. Now, I’m not into these now, but when I was 6 years old when they came out…they were the shizznit. I destinctly remember my Mom going at Midnight or waiting in line, being on wait lists, buying them from shifty men on corners in skeezy parts of town in order to get me one for Christmas. Ahh..the memories. I ended up with three that year! It was awesome. One of my best Christmases ever. Via la extravaganza!

We will steal your souls..!

We will steal your souls..!

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~ by Nevis on September 11, 2008.

9 Responses to “Remembrances…”

  1. I will never forget seeing those planes hit the WTC. It was an extremely upsetting sight.

    I had a cabbage patch doll and I loved her. 😀

  2. My mom woke me up that morning to tell me and I laughed.. they already did that and it was nothing. Then I did get up and and watched and watched. I was crying… it was awful. They showed one piece of footage that I haven’t seen since and it was the 2nd plane going through the tower and coming out the other side.. It still stands out so vividly in mind.
    It was my second day of college and everyone was glued to the tv’s and in french class, we all spoke english and were shell shocked. Even though I am on the other side of the continent in another country I still cry for the loss of all those poor people. Plus in Sicko, that one part where the Cuban firefighters salute the 9/11 people made me bawl.

    I am not so sure about the war on terror, I am in the same boat as you Nevis, I am not stupid, I know everything fed to us by the media or the government is going to filtered or biased. At this point though, I am not sure we are doing any good over in Afganistan or Iraq or where ever else we are fighting this war. I am seeing many pictures of innocents lost and soldiers dead or maimed. I don’t supoprt the war but I do support our brave people over there, if that makes any sense.

    Ahh cabbage patch dolls!! I liked the black ones the most because in my young child eyes, they looked more real to me then the yellow/caucasian ones did!! I was a weird kid I think!! lol

  3. I was at work and received a news alert via email so I pulled up the news site and started reading the little info they had at the time. They first thought it was a small plane. Then it started coming out and photos of the second plane hitting began to surface. People were gathered around my desk because I had the news site pulled up. Shortly afterwards, the site was overloaded.
    I had an audit scheduled for that morning and I listened to reports on the radio of the plane that hit the Pentagon. My boss was with me and asked what the reported just said. When I told him a plan just hit the Pentagon, he thought I was kidding. When we got to the business to do teh audit, we just ended up sitting in the lobby and watching the TV. That’s when I saw the towers fall. I just remember being numb and having a hard time concentrating on anything for weeks.

  4. (Puddleglum’s dad)

    I was at college in Indiana that morning, and got up to go to class and noticed on the way that there were an inordinate amount of people in the lobby crowded around the TV. I stopped in and realized that one plane had hit the tower. It felt surreal, but not quite devastating yet.

    Then, I was watching as the second plane hit. That rocked me to my core. First of all, it was supremely disturbing to see how closely it mirrored the “fake” explosions in Hollywood movies. It made the real thing more fake and the fake thing more real, at the same time. That was when it all sunk in for me. I was shaking when I saw footage of people jumping from the burning towers.

    When they collapsed, there was total silence in the room for about 30 minutes. Then the rush started to get gas, food supplies, and other necessities. I’ll never forget that feeling of being at war, and having “worst-case scenario” be frighteningly possible.

    We should never forget, but we should never exploit this experience either.

  5. Whoaz whoaz whoaaaaaz…
    why are there cabbagepatches on your bloggie?

  6. Mom was at the dentist. When the dentist told her, mom said “1 plane accident, 2 planes not an accident” They just looked at mom. Then we found out more. Work was difficult, as we are an hour north of Boston and everyone goes to Logan. My husband brought freight there every night. Needless to say, Logan closed and we waited to see what would happen.
    Cabbage Patch? I was too old for them.
    🙂

    Roxy

  7. Mom was in northeast NJ at the time. She was on her way to teaching a college class when on the radio they said a bomb had gone off at the world trade center. She taught class and then after found out what had really happened.

    Mom still has one or two of her cabbage patch kids.

  8. What was I doing? I was at school with my first grade class when I heard. During my conference time I went down to the PPCD (early childhood) class as that is the only room with a tv to watch the news. (no children were in the room at the time of course) Awful.

    Other things I’ll always remember:

    I’ll always remember where I was when the space shuttles came down.

    Columbia: at the private school where I taught before going into public school in Texas.

    Challenger: Leaving Palestine to go to Dallas. Parts of Challenger came down in and around Palestine and on the way out we saw a large piece of debris in the median and learned later that was part of Challenger. It must have fallen minutes before we passed it.

    When Kennedy was killed: I was in 6th grade in California. Our class had a tv and we watched the news as it broke that day. I remember my teacher crying.

    Sharon (Rusty’s mom)

  9. I just arrived at work when someone said a plane hit the Trade Centre. I thought it was a private plane that had gone off-course. We didn’t have a TV or any live feeds but then we heard that a second plane hit and I though, “we are at war.”
    “We” meaning North America (I am Canadian). I knew our lives would never be the same again.

    Thoughtful post. Thanks.

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