Discussion in 'Current Events' started by strollingbones, Sep 9, 2009.
I'm going to wedding as a groomsman in the early afternoon. Then I'll be driving down through the nite to Washington D.C. to join the 9/12 anti-government idiocracy protestors if I dont get too drunk at the reception.
EDIT: I just thought about a PM I sent you a few weeks ago
EDIT2: As far as 9/11 rememberance goes we usually gather as a family to celebrate the life of our friends/relatives who died that day, but the other side of my large family are all getting together for a wedding this time so I'm not sure how that is going to go.
Working, as usual. You?
i am not sure yet....i will do something to mark 9/11...
it was a beautiful day here....i was outside painting....painting the ends of lumber so the boards would not check....my husband called....told me a plane has just hit the wtc...i was going on about how the hell did that happen...you can see the damn things forever....when he quietly told me it was an attack and to go inside and turn on the tv....the rest of the day is pretty much a blurr....i just remember the horror the people jumping..hand in hand to escape the fire...the puffs of concerete as the buildings begin to fall...i called my son...it was a day of just wanting to know everyone was okay...we went to give blood and were turned away...the lines were already hours....
we had no idea how much this would day would change this country.
I work half a day on Friday, so I suppose this Friday won't be any different. After work I'm going to shoe my horses then get things ready for a barbecue out at the back lake Saturday.
I'm going to hug everybody just a little bit longer.
Going to work, as normal. Those who matter the most to me know they matter. Every day.
I remember the day very clearly. I woke up late at about 9pm and had to work from 1-10 pm that night.
I did my morning routine then was in a political chatroom making fun of Gary Condit of Chandra Levy(9/11 saved his ass). Then all of a sudden the room blew up with "TURN ON THE NEWS THERE WAS A BAD ACCIDENT"
We were all discussing the accident, some of us said (me included) "i dont think it could be an accident, i dunno what happened" then BAM the second plane hit....then i knew.
My first repsonse after the 2nd plane was "Saddam Finally did it, he got us back!!!!" Yeah yeah i was wrong but it was my first instinct. Then i stayed glued to the news till 1230 when i had to leave for work.
The store I ran at the time stayed open but NO ONE was out shopping.
I remember a few guys came in and were buying up the socks, flashlights, batteries, and some other stuff....i asked what they were buying it for and they said they were firefighters on their way to NY to help. I took out a store purchase slip and made the big box retail chain buy the stuff for them...basically making it a donation from the store.
The next day at work the store manager threatened my job over it as it was about 200 bucks worth of stuff.....then 2 hours later the regional President showed up at the store to commend me for making the donation and instituted donating to the 9/11 recovery as regional policy for the entire chain.
NOw i feel weird inside remembering all this...im gonna go work
I'll never forget either...
I know a few people who died that day, so I will definitely say some prayers and reflect in my own small way. Hmmm...Maybe I'll have a bon fire since it's a Friday night.
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