This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering....



I don't think I will ever forget the image of that morning, nine years ago today... I had just turned off the alarm on my clock radio.  Instead of the channel playing Oldies But Goodies, it was the stressed voice of the DJ telling of reports a plane had crashed into one of the twin towers...

I ran to turn on the TV, to see the image above... the second plane coming for the south tower.

Disbelief, unspeakable shock, horror, intense sadness, tears clouding my eyes at the realization of thousands of lives working in those two towers...

Numbly going through the motions of getting myself ready to go to my job as an intake clerk at the federal bankruptcy court in Riverside, California... Only to walk up the steps to see my co-workers and federal marshals, consoling one another and crying.  There would be no work today.  The federal building was closed.

Back at home, I watched and cried. The sadness I felt on so many levels.  Surely, we would go to war...the families...oh, the families...the fireman and police...New York...more disbelief...yet, feeling our world would never be the same ever again...

We fly the flag and we remember and honor all who perished that day, nine years ago today, September 11, 2001.

8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw it all unfold from work. Such a terrible day.

Clarissa Draper said...

I can't believe 9 years later, it stills affects me so.

CD

Theres just life said...

Donna, I also remember where I was and the feelings that came to me. I was on my way to work at a mall, listening to the radio. I got there only to be told to go home the malls were all closing. No one knew what was next. We live in Houston Texas and have known for along time that our refineries and Johnson Space Center make us a possible target.
The fear and sorrow of this tragedy kept all of us glued to the television.
I mentioned your post on my tribute to this day as well.

Jeanie said...

Very well expressed, Donna.

That corgi :) said...

sounds like you had an interesting job when you worked here in this area. that day will always be in our memories; truly a sad day for America and the families who lost loved ones....

betty

gayle said...

I was at school with 25 first graders when my daughter called. I remember the confusion of not knowing what was going on and not being able to find out!! Tragic day!!!

The Words Crafter said...

Hey Donna, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Looks like I could say the same for you. I read a few of your posts.

I'll keep you and your family in my prayers and I hope you do find someone better to work with your dad. My mom had to be in a nursing home because she needed 24 hour access to medical care...

Izzy-that's the name of one of my friend/co-worker's Yorkie. Your Izzy is adorable. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Hope you have a great week.

Chatty Crone said...

We will never ever forget. I remember right where I was too.

sandie