Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Where were you?

When major events in history occur, people always ask "Where were you when..." such as where were you when President Kennedy was shot or where were you went John Glen landed on the moon (I know, I'm really showing my age now.) Well, where were you when 9/11 happened? Me? I was on my way to work when hubs called to tell me a plane had flown into one of the World Trade Center buildings. Oh, that's terrible I thought, thinking it was probably some kind of single-engine airplane. Not much news on it. When I got to work, we turned the TV on and saw it was much more than that. We were glued to the TV and actually watched the second plane hit the second building. I was horrified. My kids were scattered around: one in Tulsa, one in college in Russellville, one in college here and one in college at Henderson. My first instinct was to call all of them and MAKE them come home at once. I had to gather my chicks home. I didn't get them home but I did call all of them. My sister did go to the schools and gathered her chicks home but then they were still in public school so she could do that. I think a lot of parents did that. We stayed glued to the TV for days and days. Nothing like this had ever happened in our lifetime. That event in history changed our lives and I pray nothing like this ever happens to our country again. So that's where I was.........where were you?

1 comment:

  1. I was a senior in high school.
    Someone told me and I also kind of shook it off. "I don't even know what the Twin Towers are. How does this affect me?" was my self-centered high school self talk. Until, we, like you, turned on the TV and all the sudden I realized that this was what war must have felt like for my grandparents.
    Crazy day.