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Time Out Tuesday (9/11)

Posted by on Sep. 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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Will you take a moment to remember the events and those that were lost on 9/11/2001?

What were you doing on that day 11 years ago when you heard about it?


by on Sep. 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on Sep. 11, 2012 at 6:55 AM

I will pause and remember, I do every year on this day.

We were stationed in Germany 11 years ago.  It was afternoon just got home from getting the kids from school.  We were in the midst of homework when my Dad called and told me what was going on.  I still can hear his voice and words clear as day.  I turned on the TV just in time to see the 2nd tower get hit.  It was just so surreal.  Our housing area sat right in the middle of a German town (20 miles from the base) and was open to everyone.  That night they came in and made it so you could only get into or out of the housing by 1 entrance and 1 exit.  They parked 1 tank at each.  I awoke when I heard one of the tanks going by our apartment, I had been sleeping in the living room since DH had to stay on base that night.  2 days later when the kids went back to school they were escorted to and from school by armed US soldiers, we lived within walking distance of the elementary school and most of us walked our kids back and forth.

 It was unreal to know what was going on in our home country and not be there, I felt so helpless.  


boobear74
by on Sep. 11, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Yes I do pause for a moment every year. I remember I was on my way to a job interview the day that this happened.

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fantasticfour
by Grumpy on Sep. 11, 2012 at 8:06 AM

I was driving my daughter to day care.  Yes I remember it almost every day though.  I had a good friend traveling home with her baby on one of those planes.

Barabell
by Barbara on Sep. 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Yes.

11 years ago, our neighbor knocked on the door and told me about it before I left to work. I went to work like normal, but I worked in downtown Phoenix at the time in a small highrise. Many co-workers called out of work in fear, and so they decided to send people home that did show up to work. I picked up my son from daycare and then spent the afternoon watching CNN and taking care of him. He was only 2 at the time.

wakymom
by Silver Member on Sep. 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM

 I try to find a balance between honoring those lost and celebrating my b-day.

Ds1 was 2, and dh was working 2nd shift, so we were all trying to sleep in (I had taken the day off work for my b-day). A all from my bil, who is almost never awake at that hr, woke us, tellling us to turn on the tv. Turned it on in time to see the 2nd plane hit. We were glued to the tv the rest of the day. We did go ahead and had ds1's speech therapist come over as scheduled to keep things as normal as possible, and we went ahead w/ our plans to go to T.G.I.Friday's for my b-day dinner. I have never heard/seen that restaurant that quiet/empty.

Found out about 5 yrs later that my bff's ex-stepdad was killed in the Pentagon.

 

 

 

 

 

luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Sep. 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I have to admit...I didn't know what the date was until a little while ago.


I think I'll throw a lesson in today about it. i just wish I would have realized so sooner so I could have had more time to prepare.

luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Sep. 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

My husband and a few of the other husbands were in the mountians and didn't know about it for days. It wasn't till one of the husbands came off the mountian to check on how us "woman" were that they even found out about it.

Quoting wakymom:

 I try to find a balance between honoring those lost and celebrating my b-day.

Ds1 was 2, and dh was working 2nd shift, so we were all trying to sleep in (I had taken the day off work for my b-day). A all from my bil, who is almost never awake at that hr, woke us, tellling us to turn on the tv. Turned it on in time to see the 2nd plane hit. We were glued to the tv the rest of the day. We did go ahead and had ds1's speech therapist come over as scheduled to keep things as normal as possible, and we went ahead w/ our plans to go to T.G.I.Friday's for my b-day dinner. I have never heard/seen that restaurant that quiet/empty.

Found out about 5 yrs later that my bff's ex-stepdad was killed in the Pentagon.

 

 

 

 

 


chattycassie
by Bronze Member on Sep. 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

 I had dental surgery the day before. I was sound asleep. My phone woke me up it was my babysitter. She told me to turn on the news and to come get my daughter. She was worried about something happening to us.

Barabell
by Barbara on Sep. 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Today is my mom's birthday too. 11 years ago was her 60th birthday, and so that's a pretty big deal. She was actually in England with her sister on 9/11. With the time difference, it didn't happen until the afternoon there. They saw the news in the Tube on the way back to the hotel. Fortunately for them, they had recently arrived in England, but they met a lot of stranded tourists due to the grounding of the planes.

Quoting wakymom:

 I try to find a balance between honoring those lost and celebrating my b-day.

Ds1 was 2, and dh was working 2nd shift, so we were all trying to sleep in (I had taken the day off work for my b-day). A all from my bil, who is almost never awake at that hr, woke us, tellling us to turn on the tv. Turned it on in time to see the 2nd plane hit. We were glued to the tv the rest of the day. We did go ahead and had ds1's speech therapist come over as scheduled to keep things as normal as possible, and we went ahead w/ our plans to go to T.G.I.Friday's for my b-day dinner. I have never heard/seen that restaurant that quiet/empty.

Found out about 5 yrs later that my bff's ex-stepdad was killed in the Pentagon.

 

 

 

 

 


mumsy2three
by Shauna on Sep. 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Yes.

I was working as a TSS at the time. I was with my client at his school. We were on the playground with the rest of his class for a quick morning recess. When the head teacher of the school came out and said to the adults "they're blowing up the twin towers". The way she said it was like a punch line to a bad joke. We were like what. She told to go in and look at the tv that was on in the gym (no students were in the gym at the time). Everyone was just shocked wondering what was going on, at that point only the first tower was hit. The teacher had us all go back into the classroom and we tried to get through the day as usual but it was very difficult.


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