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9-11-01...

Discussion in 'OX & Alex Forum' started by kcb, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. kcb

    kcb Southern Lady

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    Do YOU remember where you were and what you were doing that fateful morning?

    Share your thoughts and memories.

    God Bless those that gave their lives that day!

    :angel:
     
  2. kcb

    kcb Southern Lady

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    I know, this is the OAF. But I think this particular situation calls for a serious thread at this point and time!
     


  3. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    I was asleep and 17 years old. My dad woke me up and said to come watch the news... I walked into the living room just in time to see the second plane hit (I initially thought it was a replay of the first). The gravity of the situation hit me then.

    Today I suddenly realized that what I'm doing now can, in fact, be attributed directly to the events of that day. I guess it affected me more than I thought.
     
  4. Dinky

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  5. kcb

    kcb Southern Lady

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    Thank you for sharing.

    I was teaching first grade. I think we all sensed that life as we knew it was about to change forever, but I don't think we fully understood the full impact right away.
     
  6. smith10

    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

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  7. kcb

    kcb Southern Lady

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    That's cool, Dinky! I just find that a LOT of people want to talk about that morning...
     
  8. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I had taken a break from my keyboard and was relaxing with a cup of coffee, watching FOX News when it began. I didn't get out of that chair for six hours, I think.
     
  9. trcubed

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    I was inventorying the rock in a limestone sales yard in Theodore, AL. The yard loader operator drove up to say a plane had crashed into one of the towers, then came back a few minutes later to say another had crashed and that both towers were down. It was several hours before I could get to a tv to see what had happened.

    Beautiful, clear-sky day. What I remember most was how the jet trails seemed to just melt away...

    I was about 900 miles from home and couldn't get back fast enough.
     
  10. OSSI

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    I was waking up in the morning, switched the Tele on.
    Then I saw that plane hitting the Tower and I said to Madame O: look they presenting a new movie

    Took a few moment until we realized it's real :upeyes:
     
  11. HiddenEyes

    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    Got a call..."We need you to come in..."

    Got in the truck and turned on the news.

    Got out of the truck and grabbed my bag and the AR-15.

    Got back into the truck and headed in.

    When I got there they said "Your job is to keep everyone safe." I said "Then everyone goes home till this is over because if you think I can absorb an airplane I'm flattered and you're stupid."

    Streets were really empty. Everyone looked dazed. At Starbucks some guy made a really stupid comment as the TV showed people jumping from the towers. I wanted to knock him to the middle of the street, which was a wide sidewalk, parking lot and two lanes away. Instead I just let it go.


    Over the next few days I watched as really dumb decision after really dumb decision was made by elected officials. Everyone was running scared, I felt like we were losing a war after one battle. They were ready to throw up three foot thick concrete walls around every public building. They wanted metal detectors and armed guards everywhere. In the end common sense prevailed and we, as a nation, bounced back some. Leadership from President Bush was very good, it helped the local elected officials in my area get their heads back on and sort of pointed forward.




    Mr. HE:cool:
     
  12. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    I was unemployed and at home in bed when the phone rang. It was my (now) ex-H telling me to turn on the news, that he'd heard a plane had hit the WTC. I turned it on, and said, "what kind of plane was that?" Of course, nobody knew at that time. All I could see was that there was a LOT of smoke and flames from what "might have been" a small plane.

    Then the second plane entered the picture and hit the other building. I was on the phone and said "that's a **** jumbo jet...that's no small plane!" Jet fuel went through the building and exploded on the other side sending flames everywhere.

    I asked my ex, "Won't those buildings collapse from all this?" He LAUGHED AT ME at the notion. Guess he was among those that never let that thought cross his mind.

    Now we all know what we know.
     
  13. kcb

    kcb Southern Lady

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    Thanks for sharing....and keep on sharing!

    I think it is interesting to hear what people were doing and what their reactions were to the events that day.

    The only other day I can compare to it, and I was quite young when it happened, was the day President Kennedy was assasinated. I'm sure that most members of the OAF weren't even born yet.

    It's like I was talking to my 4th graders about writing about 9-11-1, and realizing they hadn't been born yet when it all happened. But they all know about the day. They just obviously have no memories.

    My students I had on that day were in 1st grade. They are now in 11th grade. I'd love to see how they remember that day, now! I did my best to protect them, and let their parents be the ones to explain it to them.
     
  14. OSSI

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    I know exactly where I was when Kennedy was shot
     
  15. kcb

    kcb Southern Lady

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    Please tell me you were alive and old enough to remember? :scared:
     
  16. OSSI

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    Yes and yes :supergrin:
     
  17. kcb

    kcb Southern Lady

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    :phew:

    :supergrin:
     
  18. Dinky

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    Grassy knol?
     
  19. OSSI

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    What's that???
     
  20. Historian

    Historian NRA Benefactor Lifetime Member

    Many people think our President Kennedy was shot from a grassy area to his right front instead of the book repository.

    Having been there I can say a good marksman could have made that shot with a pistol.

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    Anyway... I was on patrol and dispatch cleared all traffic to warn us something big was going on.