Do you remember what you were doing 11 years ago today? My grandson was 5 months old - and my mother was in her declining years. My best friend and I were going downtown where my mom lived - I would take care of her needs and she watched the baby. She would sing and play with him.
I got a call from my son in Ohio and he told me. We were shocked together.
Sue and I didn't know whether to go or not - but we went. The traffic here on the expressway - you could tell something was going on - it felt a little more frenzied then normal. We went up to my mother's apartment and I started cleaning, doing laundry, getting her meds ready for the week, and opening her food and making her meals for the week. Wonderful Sue played with the grandson.
After that we usually took mom and her friend Martha to lunch - we started out, but they lived right downtown here and people from the big businesses - high rises - were out on the street - it was kayos. We decided to turn around and take them back. Then we headed back home in terrible traffic. We watched on the news the next few weeks - which was America's saddest hour I believe.
Eleven years later - my mom is gone - Martha is gone - Sue is gone at age 56. Grandson is 11 1/2 and I'm still here. But I'll never forget that day.
Where were you on that fateful day?
Now if you held on to those images daily you'd be a wreck. But it is good to remember what happened - by who - and why. HATE for Americans.
Susan from Writing From the Heart sent me this today and is it a flight around America - 5 minutes - and it is spectacular.