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Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9/11

I was washing windows at a Greenwood mall, in Greenwood Indiana. When all of a sudden, the mall was deathly quite. I mean no one was talking. I looked around and it was empty. I sat my equipment down and started walking to find out what was going on. I found a deli had a t.v. set up and tons of people around it, just looking in awe. I asked whats going on? One man turns to me and said we are being attacked. As I looked at the TV I saw the WTC building burning. I just stood there just like everyone else. I just could not wrap my brain around it. At the time I was living just a few short miles from the mall. I decided to go home and watch it from there, when I got home and put it on the TV the second plane hit. I was so dumb struck. I just sat there thinking how horrible that was.

I had friends that has family there, I tried to call my friends but the line was busy. The recording said please try your call again. Which I thought was weird, since the attack was not in my state. But I guess everyone was trying to call someone they knew.

It took me almost a week to get a hold of my friend and she told me that she lost a dear friend on that horrific day. We cried together.



Jo said...

Awww--how awful. We all certainly felt the painful jolt of that horrific day but to have someone you know have to experience such a personal loss really drives it home.

Thank you for posting about this, Allen--to quote Rae (her blog is 'Weather Vane'); 'Lest We Forget'....

And thank you so much for your kind support and replies to my posts--I always enjoy stopping by to 'see you' and need to do it more often!

Peace, love and happiness,
"Diary Of A Sad Housewife"

Allen said...


It was a horrific day. It will ever be etched in my brain.


Beth said...

I don't think any of us will ever forget it.

Anonymous said...

I was at work when it happened. I worked uptown, but I remember seeing the smoke. Scared shitless. Everyone was freaking out and you just saw the city start to shut down. Masses of people were heading uptown. At the time I lived in Jersey City and didn't want to take the train across the water so I went as far uptown as I could- Harlem. Stayed with an ex until I felt safe to go home. I'll never forget it.


DJan said...

I was at work when it happened, in Boulder, Colorado. We were sent home early and my husband and I watched in disbelief and cried with our arms around each other.

Even though it was eight years ago, I still cannot watch or see those pictures without terrible grief. Thanks for sharing your experience with me.

Pat said...

It will always be one of those events that will go down in infamy. Everyone will always remember what they were doing when that first plane hit the towers. The shock of seeing the second plane hit; the realization that the United States was under a terrorist attack. The frightening feeling. The utter horror as we watched the towers fall. We will never forget.

Allen said...

@ Beth - I think you are right, we wont forget.

@ John, wow you did experience it first hand. I am sorry that you had to see it for real. It was bad enough on us that saw it on T.V.

@ Djan, When I went home and my boss found out that I did, he yelled at me. He said "who cares". I did and I didnt care that he yelled at me.

@ Pat, With the towers fell, I stood in disbelief. Because we had a Army Jet hit one of our high rise hotels by the air port years ago, and it never fell. I still cannot figure out why those towers fell.

I guess we will never know.

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