Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sept. 11th~

OK~ As a girl from Iowa, I was proud of this purchase that I made from a gift shop while visiting the World Trade Center in New York City.  I was all of  maybe 11 years old at the time!  I recall that the buildings were very tall and it was quite an adventure to get to the top. The elevator ride was quite a ride.  Once we arrived to the top I remember lots of  telescopes, the kind that I always begged my parents for money to use them.  After all, you could not see anything, unless you put some money in them.

On this particular outing, my Dad gave my brother, sister and I money to put in one of them (he rarely agreed to that). My memory of this~ watching a car get stripped while parked on the street down below.  I know there were other views, but the one that sticks in my mind is that poor car!

And it was onto the food line.  I can recall the line for food was long and my parents made the statement, "Oh my, the hamburgers are $1.00.  I suppose we will see that back home sometime soon too!"  And of course a stop at the gift shop where I purchased this pennant that I still have today.

Sept. 11th came many years later~ a day I will never forget.  I had the morning news on while the kids were getting ready for school and I saw an airplane crash into one of the towers.  I could not think that something bad had just happened.  My morning went on........I was in the car and I recall hearing that all air traffic had been suspended in the United States...it was such an eerie feeling as I looked up at the sky.   And as the day progressed things continued to get worse...........

On this day I'm thinking of the many that lost family members, loved ones, and people that meant so much to all of us.  There were many heroes on this day~ some that live to tell their story and some that don't. A day we will never forget!  After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

2 comments:

  1. Thank-you Sara, I nice short little reminder with a personal touch.

    even in Canada,We will never forget that day!

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