Sunday, September 10, 2006

September 10th, 2001

We talk about what they were doing and where they were on September 11th, 2001. But how about September 10th, 2001?

We often look upon September 10th as the last day of our innocence. So what were you doing five years ago today?

I had been in the market for a house as a first time home buyer. After about a month of searching and driving around, my realtor and I finally picked the very house I am writing this in and wrote up an offer.

I initiated the biggest financial transaction of my life, and went to bed thinking about my dream house.

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Please take some time to read the sobering and powerful essay called My September 10th by L-Girl.

15 Comments:

At September 10, 2006 1:07 PM, Blogger L-girl said...

Thanks David.

Now I'm going to get caught up on your blog. I'm way behind.

 
At September 10, 2006 1:18 PM, Blogger J.OTIS MERSTER said...

5 years ago today, I was looking forward with both fear and excitement to go to UCLA for my first appointment with my neurologist, which was Tues. Sep.11, in the morning.

 
At September 10, 2006 1:38 PM, Blogger Brian Buriff said...

On September 10, 2001, according to my PDA...at 12:00 noon - I was to meet a friend who worked at the Cincinnati Airport for lunch. He gave me directions, but I got lost. I nearly ended up driving onto the jet runway. I remember thinking, "Airports sure could tighten up their security a bit". Little did I know what would transpire in the next 24 hours.

 
At September 10, 2006 4:25 PM, Blogger A thinker said...

Great article by l-girl.

I don't remember what I was doing September 10, 2001. I was in college, so probably classes, studying, and work. As usual.

I sure as heck remember the next day, though.

 
At September 10, 2006 9:08 PM, Blogger Silent Thunder said...

I was traveling on a bus as a missionary in Italy, heading towards Rome from the city I was serving in to pick-up a brand new missionary that I would spend the next 3 months training. The next day we were in a panic as we heard the horror stories, initially with a lot of misinformation, coming from the states. I never did see any photos or footage of the tragedy until I got home 3 months later.

 
At September 11, 2006 8:38 AM, Blogger Granny said...

I read Laura's post the other day. It was so much worse for the people who lived in NYC than it was for those of us on the west coast.

September 10th? Who knows. Nothing out of the ordinary. September 11th, we all remember just as we older folk remember JFK.

 
At September 11, 2006 7:53 PM, Blogger The Gig said...

I can't remember what I was doing on September 10th five years ago. I do; however, remember what I was doing when that plane hit the twin towers because I was getting ready for work and watching the news and couldn't believe my eyes as to what I was watching.

It is good that we can honor the heros and those who lost their lives and the families who continue to grieve the loss of their loved ones; however, I cannot understand why the media continues to broadcast this horrible fate time and time again. There are many families that I believe are still horrified by this. I just couldn't handle it.

 
At September 12, 2006 11:35 AM, Blogger Mad Anonyethelmous said...

I don't remember the 10th, but I do know it was probably the same ole routine. Get up, get ready, watch the news until it's time to leave for work, then come home and do it all again. That's one thing that made the 11th so memorable for me. It seemed like any other mundane day...until I turned on the tv.

 
At September 12, 2006 2:18 PM, Blogger Just Rannin' Around said...

I had just returned from New York where I had been on vacation. It was quite sureal to watch the whole thing on television as I had just two days earlier been at the twin towers looking up at their splender.

 
At September 12, 2006 3:35 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Have no clue about the 10th...but I'll never forget the 11th. I was home sick with the flu and watched the news all day, calling my office to give them updates..and them thinking I was making it up. I begged them to turn on the radio. I was so horrified...still am that people can do such acts of hatred.

 
At September 12, 2006 8:39 PM, Blogger Brotha Buck said...

I had just finished up the last of 20 paintings, and sent them off for publication in NYC. When I heard the news the next day, I thought my four months of work had gone up in flames. That probably sounds terrible considering the loss of life.

 
At September 12, 2006 9:28 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

Buck, one of my first reactions - oh ... I withdraw my offer for the house. Yeah, very shameful to admit that my financial situation was one of the first things to cross my mind.

 
At September 15, 2006 2:30 PM, Blogger Friar Tuck said...

I was leading a Bible study on September 10th when one of the guys in our group--very left-brained and logical and not touchy feely--said that he felt we needed to pray for our nation--that there was something bad that had the potential to happen and we needed to pray for their safety and how it would effect our country.

Kinda crazy huh

 
At September 16, 2006 12:23 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

Wow, Clint. That is crazy.

 
At November 14, 2006 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On September 10th I had a 4 hour phone conversation with a girl I had met recently. She lived in Queens and I was supposed to see her the next night. I couldn't, considering the circumstances and that all the bridges were closed. That night, that conversation, and the next morning are all engraved in my mind forever. God bless everyone who perished on that horrible Tuesday.

 

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