Friday, September 11, 2009

Where were you when you first heard of the attacks?

Patty & I were caught in a major traffic jam in Sarasota, in a place where traffic doesn't normally jam, but caused by Bush's visit to the Booker Elementary School that morning. When we finally got through, and as we were driving past the Sarasota Airport where Air Force One was parked, we started hearing the news on the radio of a small plane that crashed into the World Trade Center. We live near the airport, so we got home quickly, and reports were starting to come in...I sat on the corner of the bed in disbelief for what seemed hours...and then Air Force One started moving live on tv, a couple miles it started to takeoff, we ran outside to our deck which was in the flight path...and watched in amazement and a bit of chilling fear as The President flew by, large and majestic, and so low you could almost reach out and touch it...goosebumps and hair standing on end...and then I returned to the corner of the bed, watching in shocked disbelief....

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