I Remember

Reflections From the Heart

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By 2001, I had worked two years for a reputable high-end carpet cleaning company. I started out as a receptionist, and then promoted to inside sales. I sported around in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and I’d been married for seven wonderful years. Mark had become a devoted Christian, and we attended church as a close-knit family. In April, we purchased our home southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County. Five months later, while driving to work, my tranquil life was interrupted by distress and unexpected terror.

On September 11th, around 7:50 in the morning, I heard on the radio that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. As soon as I arrived at the office, I flicked on the TV to see the live broadcast of a massive hole in one tower caused by the plane’s impact. Co-workers gathered around and we couldn’t…

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2 thoughts on “I Remember”

  1. At the time, I was working on the closing shift at Taco Bell, I was actually in bed when the whole thing went down. I vaguely remember the phone ringing, a voice on the other end yelling at me that there had been a terrorist attack in New York and going back to sleep under the assumption that I was dreaming. Imagine my shock four hours later, when I woke up, went into the living room and turned on the tv.

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  2. I had gone to the grocery store, in central Phoenix, to pick up some milk and a loaf of bread. The morning jocks interrupted their usual banter, to say that “someone had hit the World Trade Center with an airplane”. My first thought was terrorists- probably bin Laden’s bunch. I went home and my wife asked what had happened. I told her, we turned on the TV and it took CNN a full twenty minutes to catch up with the rest of the world, and stop their own mindless banter. I stayed out of work that day, and watched the whole parade of horrors. My wife and son each went to their respective schools, for a half day.

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