Friday, September 11, 2009

I remember

Today is one of those days in history that people say "I remember where I was when..."

On this day, 8 years ago, I was at my parents' home in Pennsylvania.

I had been in Pittsburgh the weekend before, selling my work at the Fair in the Park. Rather than driving back to South Carolina after the show, I choose to visit my family for a week so I could attend my cousin's wedding the following weekend. I drove through Somerset County on Sunday night, where United Airlines Flight 93 would crash in a field 36 hours later.

I was enjoying my time off at my parents' and was sleeping in on Tuesday morning. A phone call from my brother woke me up. He tried to tell me what was happening. "We're under attack!" I thought he was joking and I laughed at him. He urged my mother and me to turn on the television. I could not believe what I saw....

I remember and I will never forget.


Catherine Chandler said...

I was in Sydney, Australia. My boyfriend at the time was visiting from Adelaide, and he and I were just about to go to bed when he got a text message from a friend saying "Turn on the TV watch WWIII"...we turned on my little tv and at first thought it was some sort of movie, and then realized what was really happening. I crumbled into a heap of fears and we stayed up until 3 am watching, before forcing ourselves to go to bed. At school the next day, I kept going into the Student lounge to check the news...teachers kept asking how I was. When I got home, I saw this beautiful scene over the ocean...amidst all the storm clouds, a rainbow clear as day. I ran inside to grab my camera and ran out to the cliffs to photograph it.

Thank you for sharing.

Corra said...

I was in Melbourne, Australia. I thought it was movie, and then next thing I know... all my housemates and I ditched schools for next 2 days or so - and stick with TV for news.

3 days later people wear blacks to school.