Saturday, September 10, 2011

Do you remember where you were?

I think all of us remember where we were 10 years ago when we first heard the news, no matter where we lived in the world. It was the early hours of the morning and I was in bed, my husband had just come to bed and had the television on when we watched the replay of the planes hitting the twin towers in New York.

What we saw was more terryifying than any movie we had ever seen and initially that's what we thought we were watching, a movie. The events in America brought fear right into our homes and changed the world as we knew it.

My thoughts are today with those that lost loved ones on that terrible day.

Cheers, Fi

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~ from the television show The Wonder Years

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  1. We do all remember it, Fi. It's changed all of us forever.

    I didn't do Six Word Saturday this week, there's only one possible topic and I didn't feel I could do it justice.

    You've done it very well.

  2. I was at work as normal on 11th September. It was just at the end of the school day for me, here in the UK, when a colleague (who hadn't been at work that day but had called in to school with some information) told us what had happened. I don't think any of us believed it at first - a dreadful accident I suppose we thought. Anyway I rushed home and switched on the TV. What I saw then, will always stick with me.

  3. Everyone keeps asking everyone else if they remember. I'd prefer to simply remember, not relive it so vividly. I'll be glad when we get on with the present again.

  4. I do remember. I think it is one of the few times that everyone felt they were affected and personally hurt even if they were far away or knew no one who was directly involved.

  5. Fi,
    Being an American who had small children on that day it is a difficult thing to relive over and over and over again. And I realize that I am one of the few who feel that way.....
    Have a good weekend

  6. Hi Fi ~~ Aren't we all! It was a sad day in history. A life and economy changing one too.

    I was petrified the whole day in front of the TV as I saw it being reported first hand. Mrs. Jim was on the golf course. They (her, a Chritian, a Jewish friend, and Muslim friend, and one who didn't know the Lord) all stopped to pray but then continued.

  7. My where I was post is for tomorrow..but, I was at work...and had no television. Hearing the radio just didn't do the event justice as far as being able to comprehend what was going on. Man did reality hit hard when I first saw it on the television.

  8. yes, it is one of those moments that universally we all remember.

  9. Yes I do, and it still to this day it seems hard to believe it truly happened....

  10. I do. I was asleep. I never imagined in all my life I'd wake up to the phone call telling me to turn on the tv. Wow. I still get chills.

  11. I was taking my children to school and we heard on the radio. I think it's good that we remember that day as vividly as possible. If for no other reason than to honor those who died so needlessly. My prayers are for the families still living with that tragedy and for our wonderful country!

  12. i was home, having coffee when a friend called me, (i was working the evening shift at the E.R.), and i opened the tv in time to see the second plane hit the tower. it felt so unreal...
    the whole thing left me disgusted and after watching the news for like 2 weeks, i had sort of an overdose and switched to HGTV exclusively for months afterwards.

    sort of a self-preservation move.

  13. I was pregnant with my eldest daughter and all eyes in our household were fixed on the television news. Everybody was in shock. I felt so bad, scared and cried for the lives lost and the terror it created that day! Indeed, that event somehow changed us in some ways.

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  14. I do remember. A terrible, terrible day.

  15. I was at work and heard the news from someone who had been hired only a week before and was fired about a week later. Such a small part of my life, and yet so large.

    Thanks for joining this week.


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