where were you? - page 6

I know it's a bit early for the first anniversary of September 11th but I was just wondering if some people would like to share with the rest what they were doing or where they were on September 11th... Read More

  1. by   rebelwaclause
    I was in bed sleeping in (up late night), when my hair dresser called and said..."Turn your TV on"....I was out of it, groggy. I remember looking at the ceiling over my bedroom window and thought I saw a ton of ants trailing away. I answered my hair dresser "Damn...I can't get rid of all these ants" (I had an ant problem in the kitchen). As I woke up a little more, I realized there where no ants. When I turned the TV on, I saw the the WTC smoldering just before the second plane hit. The smoke from the crash, the way it disipated in the air from the building...Was exactly the way the trail of ants looked that I imagined while waking. Spooky....And I've only told that story to my mom for fear of being committed...:uhoh21:
    Last edit by rebelwaclause on Sep 9, '02
  2. by   Mkue
    A friend just sent this to me and I wanted to share it, some may have already seen it, the music that goes to it is Silent Night.

    9-11 Silent Night

    Author- Baz Lurman

    You say you'll never forget where you were
    when you heard the news on September 11, 2001.
    Neither will I.

    I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
    with a man who called his wife to say "Good-Bye."
    I held his fingers steady as he dialed.
    I gave him the peace to say,
    "Honey, I am not going to make it, but it's OK...
    I'm ready to go."

    I was with his wife when he called
    as she fed breakfast to their children.
    I held her up as she tried to understand his words
    and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

    I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor
    when a woman cried out to Me for help.
    "I've been knocking on the door of
    your heart for 50 years!" I said.

    "Of course I'll show you the way home -
    only believe in Me now."

    I was at the base of the building
    when the Priest ministered to the
    injured and devastated souls.
    I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven.
    He heard my voice and answered.

    I was on all four of those planes,
    in every seat, with every prayer.
    I was with the crew as they were overtaken.
    I was in the very hearts of the believers there,
    comforting and assuring them that
    their faith had saved them.

    I was in Texas, Kansas, London.
    I was standing next to you when you
    heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?

    I want you to know that I saw every face.
    I knew every name - though not all know Me.
    Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.
    Some sought Me with their last breath.
    Some couldn't hear Me calling to them
    through the smoke and flames;
    "Come to Me... this way... take my hand."
    Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
    But, I was there.

    I did not place you in the Tower that day.
    You may not know why, but I do.
    However, if you were there in that
    explosive moment in time,
    would you have reached for Me?

    September 11, 2001 was not the
    end of the journey for you.
    But someday your journey will end.
    And I will be there for you as well.

    Seek Me now while I may be found.
    Then, when at any moment, you know you are
    "ready to go."

    I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.
    Remember, I love you
  3. by   stevierae
    I was in San Francisco, doing a Buddhist retreat. I was also going to work that day in San Francisco, after morning puja was over.

    We don't have radios or TV at the dharma center, so nobody was aware of anything outside our own walls.

    So, when I went out to work at 2 p.m., the sky seemed eerily still, and somber.

    Pretty soon my cell phone rang; startling me.

    It was my husband, calling from Portland.

    He said, "Just thought you might be headed out to work. Don't be surprised if you don't see any planes in the sky. In fact, they may cancel you at work."

    He then went on to tell me about the day's events. Went to work, but it was business as usual. Life must go on.

    Then, I was there when Barry Bonds was trying to set a home run record. Work was really, really tense because it was rumored either the Golden Gate Bridge or the baseball park were going to be attacked by terrorists. Fortunately, as you know, they were not.
  4. by   Scavenger'sWife
    This thread is a sad one to read...

    I was working for Hospice at the time. I was in the office and someone had a computer on an Internet site that ran some news. We ran around looking for a radio or TV, because we tried to get a live news feed on the 'net, but unable d/t the heavy online traffic. Finally, a maintenace man was able to rig up a TV set in our lounge that was used for VHS tapes and we were able to get a slightly fuzzy picture. I saw the 2nd tower get hit as it happened. There were about 15 of us in there watching TV and crying. We watched for about 2 hours and then someone said "Let's pray." We all held hands and one nurse prayed out loud for all those who had lost their lives, all who would lose their lives yet to come, all who had been involved in caring for and loving the dead and for all of us who would live on and have to care for our country, our families, and our freedom in our own individual ways. We then prayed the Lord's Prayer and left the room.I went home and called my Hubby, kids and Mom to ck on them and cried every time. I had the next three days off and just stayed glued to the TV.

    The wierd thing was, Hubby and I had planned to be on vacation that week and go to New York to sightsee. We had cancelled our plans because he had fallen and broke his leg, tearing the ACL. So except for his clumsiness...who knows...we might have been right there....
  5. by   TheLionessRN
    My 12 y/o son's 11y/o girlfriend had died suddenly the Friday before, and the funeral was sceduled for Sept 11. I had worked the night before, and had just gotten to sleep when my ex husband came bounding into the house and my bedroom to tell me that the WTC and Pentagon had been hit. I was instantly awake, and turned on the television, glued to it all day. I called the Red Cross to see if there were any plans on getting medical personnel up to NY for help with survivors. Of course, we weren't needed for the survivors, cause there weren't any. Took me weeks to say that without crying.
    We had to bury that 11y/o girl that evening, and then return to the house and watch more television.
    It was an awful day, period.
  6. by   vettech
    Originally posted by Kayzee
    I was at my s.o. house, while he was in Lake Geneva golfing. I sat there and watched tv the whole afternoon, waiting for him to return. Made me realize just how short life is. After Sept. 11th we decided not to wait to marry and got married on Dec. 29. Have never regretted our decision. We love each other so. An event such as 9/11 really makes you think. We both knew we loved each other, and didn't want to take the chance that we might not be around in the future to make this dream come true. I believe the attack brought so many people together, which is a positive thing.
    Yeah, I think a lot of us made changes in our lives after that day. I didn't think about it at the time but it seems no coincidence that since the attack I've quit smoking, started eating right, started goin to the gym AND made the decideion to switch from veterinary nursing to human. Like so many others have said, life is just too short.
    Last edit by vettech on Sep 10, '02
  7. by   sunnygirl272
    originally posted by vettech

    yeah, i think a lot of us made changes in our lives after that day. i didn't think about it at the time but it seems no coincidence that since the accident i quit smoking, started eating right, started goin to the gym and made the decideion to switch from veterinary nursing to human. like so many others have said, life is just too short.

    vettech....i am not attacking you...but what is this "accident" of which you speak?
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    I had come home from work and fallen asleep. Suddenly my hubby was waking me up and turning on the TV. The first tower was hit; the second was hit.... and he said, "that's wobbling." I said, "Don't be silly; that's built to withstand--" and then it came down.
    My dil works 5 blocks away for a big law firm; my son could've been in the area working as well. I didn't sleep for 38 hours straight, I was so glued to CNN and calling to see if my kids were ok===waiting for survivors. It was horrible, the most horrible thing I've ever seen or heard of.
    And as horrible as it all was that day, I was so proud of those men in the airplane who thwarted the attack on the capitol! Those brave men showed the world what makes America a great nation.
    Our only weakness as a nation, is that we foolishly believe our enemies when they lie to us about wanting peace. They don't want peace. They want us dead, both the ones who rejoiced over our loss, and the ones who stayed silent.
    We should close our borders to Middle Eastern countries and let them stew in their own juice.
  9. by   Nurse Kat
    It was night time here in Australia and I was asleep. My parents stayed up all night watching the television in shock. They decided to let me sleep so I found out about the attacks when my radio alarm went off in the morning. I then switched on the tv and it was like a bad movie. At uni that day I didn't attend my classes, I sat with friends and watched a tv in the student lounge (which normally just has the soapies on). There were about 70 students of all nationalities watching in sheer horror.
    My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those who were lost.
  10. by   LPN & EMT-CT
    I was at home watching TV and channnel surfing and I turned to it just by chance off of a HBO movie, I watched the whole day in horror and thinking about all those people in the WTC and the PD and the FD and EMS personell.
  11. by   vettech
    originally posted by sunnygirl272

    vettech....i am not attacking you...but what is this "accident" of which you speak?
    good catch, i didn't realize i typed that. i'm going to go back and change it immediately.
  12. by   MollyMo
    I was working in Phoenix and had just come home from the night shift. My mom called and said turn on the TV. I turned it on just in time to see the replay of the second plane hitting the tower. My mother told me that she knew if I had been closer to New York that I would have been on my way there and she was right. I would have loaded up my van with as many people as I could have carried and gone to help. As it was all I could do was cry and pray. I found out that 2 of my coworkers had family that should have been in one of the towers but were delayed getting there. Thank God for his Mercy!