Some things you just never forget. I was sleeping and heard my huband say "OH HELL" in the other room next thing I knew he was in the bedroom turning on the T.V. He said a plane just hit the world Trade building in NYC. My eyes turned to the T.V. just as the 2nd plane hit.We both sat there in shocked silence, disbelieving what our eyes were telling us.Seems like we could not take our eyes off the t.v. for hours both T.v's were on as we moved around the house getting ready to go to work at 2 pm. There was an earie silence around us all the way to work. I have never heard so much silence. I guess the constant noise from planes we hear, we block out and do not notice how noisy it really is till its gone. The silence was deafing. Those of you that lived anywhere near an airport that week know what I am talking about.
I grew up on Long Island. I left the Island the year they finished the World Trade buildings. I had friends and had family members in and around there. My brother and his wife were working for a soup kitchen. MY brother a former Airforce fireman brought food to the first responders.( This I did not know till a few years later) They do not talk about it.. My sister had 2 family members that were soposed to be in the building that morning for a meeting, One a lawyer the other a realestate broker. Both got phone calls in the early morning and were told their meetings were cancilled.
Over the next few days as I touched bases with Childhood friends it seemed like one after the other knew someone , that knew someone that was soposed to be there that got calls , for one reason or another were not in the building that morning.
There were quite a few stories of people that were not there because they got up and did not feel well (normally healthy people), some got stuck in traffice( LIE is the longest parking lot in America,) and people that normally run 15 to 20 minutes early missing the LIRR into the city. I call these people devine intervention.
Something aboout 911 never sat right with me and the older I get the more it stinks. Things that stood out the most and still do....
1. jet fule doesn't burn hot enought to burn steal and the trade center smoldered for days.
2. My father knew one of the engineers that helped build the Empire state building and he told me when the Empire State building was being built it was built in such a way that a plane hitting it would not bring it down. So if the Empire state building was built to those high standards many years ealier then it tends to reason that the Twin towers were built to much higher standards being the buildings were so much newer.
I think its time we start talking about this. I am hopeing and praying we are finally going to find out the truth.
What do you remember??????