Where were you four years ago?

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I was in Chemistry, I don’t remember exactly what period that was but I’m guessing it was third. Class hadn’t started yet and someone came in and said that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. We turned on the TV in time to see the second plane hit. I don’t think most of my classmates realized the gravitas of the situation. The TV was on for the rest of the day save for my American history class. Like 9/11 wasn’t history.

Some classmates got picked up early but I was there the rest of the day. If watching Fox News and CNN counts as being there. Oddly I don’t remember how lunch was, but I can imagine it was very very quiet.

(After reading this and checking my math again I just have a hard time believing that was four years ago. Wow. How things have changed.)

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2 Responses to “Where were you four years ago?”

  1. Lee Bennett says:

    Indeed, amazing it has been four years.

    I was on the west coast, near Seattle. My cell phone rang some time between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time which, of course, was about an hour after the crashes. The call was from my office’s secretary who thought I’d want to know about it. When I turned on the TV, the news happened to be talking about all planes being grounded and no one knew when they’d be allowed to fly again. I still had almost a week that I’d be in Washington, but the first thought I remember having was, how am I getting back home?

    Flights were running again by the time my family was to return, but out specific flight had long-been cancelled and the substitute flight for the following day wasn’t guaranteed that we’d be able to get on it. So we just abandoned the entire idea of flying home, managed to obtain an Avis one-way car rental, and spent the next several days seeing a LOT of the country.

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