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September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? #6613783
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September 11, 2001.. Where were You??

That day started like many a September day in the baldies of Coke County, TEXAS for me. I left the house about daylight and drove to another ranch owned by my youngest brother to plow wheat ground. I serviced the tractor, checked the plow, and headed out.

I was just about through with a 30 acre patch, when I noticed a pickup, up in the water lot. It was my Great Uncle Corky (Carlton). He had never come out to the ranch, unless we were working sheep, so I knew something was up. So, I pulled up the plow and headed his way. He told me that I was needed back at the house, NOW. So, I killed the tractor and headed for the house in a hurry. Now, I didnít have a radio on the tractor, once I got into the pickup and I realized something was going on. No one really knew what yet, but they said a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center Towers in New York City.

My Dad had terminal cancer. He was in the final stages, getting weaker by the day. He had woke up that morning, after I had left, and decided today was the day he was going to the Robert Lee Nursing Center. He had not told me but a few days earlier he had called and told them he would be coming and needed a room in a few days. He did not want to die at the ranch for fear that my Mother might not want to live in the house once he was gone.

Just as I got to the house, the second plane hit the other tower. We still didnít really know what was going on, but my middle brother and I started loading stuff for Dad to take to the Nursing Center. We took his chair, a T.V., a loveseat, clothes, and some other stuff that we thought he might need.

Marc and I helped him to Momís vehicle, and off the town we went. Once getting to the Nursing Center, the people there checked him in. Part of that was to get his weight. Marc and I both helped him on the scales, and he weighted 211 pounds. Now, Dad was a big man, he usually stayed in the 270 range, but the cancer had just about eaten him up. He looked at Mom, with tears in his eyes, and told her she had never seen him so light, he weighted more than that as a Sophomore in high school.

We got him in his room and got all his stuff arranged. Hooked up the T.V. and started watching the news about the crashes. He told my brother and I, that it was just like listening to the Pearl Harbor attack when he was a kid.

We watched it for a while, then Dad asked us to find ESPN or something else, so we tried, but nothing else was on the T.V. It sort of upset him that, there was nothing else on. LOLÖ He was a sports nut, and said, cut it off if that is all they are gonna have on there today. Marc and I left to go work on something, I canít even remember what, but we came back later, and he was watching baseball, and in a good mood again.

Dad lasted until September 24th, 2001. He died around 2 A.M. in the morning, with Mom, and his sonís by his side.

We buried him on September 26th, in a little country cemetery, about 5 miles from the house.

I for one will never forget what I did on September 11th, 2001.


Good Luck and God Bless you and yours,

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613790
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Not much of a story for me, just on my way to some college classes, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613792
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Working on an addition to Parker Hydraulic in Benton, AR. Coworker got a page from his wife so he called and she told him the news. Didn't see footage until that evening, only listened to the radio. Had just celebrated my daughter 1st birthday on the 9th.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613796
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Was in a grocery store meat dept and a butcher came out and told me. I knew then there would be a loooong drawn out war over it.

I'm expecting a show of force from ISIS for the 20 anniversary, like they did for the 10th, just to let the world know their still around.

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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613799
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I was in the air, heading west for an assignment. Over Denver when it happened and even government aircraft had to clear airspace. What a mess on the ramps around DIA.
I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about the goings on in American airspace until that day. Never imagined all the different craft from all over the world that had to put down there.

Osky


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613802
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I was finishing a fireplace build for a customer when my wife called from home in a near panic saying the country was under attack. She thought maybe there was going to be a boots-on-the-ground invasion. I told her to arm herself and wait for me. I went out to my work truck and retrieved my pistol. I figured if the paratroopers came I was taking out as many as I could before they got me.

I put my tools away and went home.

I was working under a flight path for airliners inbound to Lehigh Valley International Airport which was about twenty miles away.

I remember noticing the quiet, the lack of air traffic. I didn't find out until later about all flights being grounded.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: ~ADC~] #6613809
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My wife Patrice and I were on a company fishing trip and that morning we needed batteries or some such thing so we drove into
the little village of Mercer, Wisconsin. Stopped at the hardware store and the door was open but nobody was inside. We could hear noise in the back
and when we went there the lady who ran the store looked at us and said O My God, they have sent an airplane into the Trade Center!
We went on into town and were in the bait shop when the first tower went down.
Now Mercer is a little town of about 200 folks way up north and every one of them were fixin to grab their deer rifles and commence hunting rag heads.
Never under estimate small town rural folks when push comes to shove.

Zim

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I was standing on the back of a water well rig, drilling a residential/house replacement well just east of Liberal kansas. The lady of the house came out and told us what happened. I was nearly done with the hole, so we finished drilling, tripped the string, then ran casing and gravel packed. We listened to the news in the work truck on the way home that night.

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Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613824
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It happened on my Birthday, I was prepping to go do yard work, then have family over for a BBQ dinner, we all sat around talking about it, was a very somber Birthday that year, and most since because of it !!


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613828
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I remember clearly.

I lived in N Idaho at the time, and was preparing to go to a client's home to deliver a painting she wanted done on an antique stool top.

I turned on the news just in time to see the footage . I stared dumbfounded , speechless. Finally, in a daze, I drove to her home to deliver the art. She opened the door in tears. We watched it on her tv for a while. I remember bits and pieces of our conversation , in shocked whispers.

I thought of my father , my WW2 decorated hero ...a master fighter pilot .....long gone for some years .....what his expressions would have been like ....seeing that.

The idea of such destruction in those places all at once just stunned the mind for a long time.....still does.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: BigBob] #6613829
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The first plane hit just as I was leaving for work. As I got to work the 2nd plane hit and we knew we were in a different era. I had sessions to attend and the first building collapsed while travelling to that session.

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In front of my biology students all day, trying my darndest to hold things together. A day none of us will ever forget.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613834
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He told my brother and I, that it was just like listening to the Pearl Harbor attack when he was a kid.


I was at a university building their rec center. Had a work buddy say something to the effect above. Thought he was being dramatic. I was wrong.

Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613854
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I don't normally participate in discussions of that act against this Country. It only makes me bitter. You won't like me when I am bitter...

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Listening to Tom Bernard and the KQ morning show when it unfolded while driving to Greybar in St Paul to get parts

Watched the tv in their break room for about 15 minutes, drove up to St Croix Falls WI to my jobsite, sat in the truck and listened to the radio for 2 hours then went home.

I remember the lines at gas pumps being blocks long in some areas of the south metro, got home fill up my truck and 5 or so gas cans then watched TV for the night and I'm sure like many, I did a firearm and ammo inventory

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At work in morning, the plant manager told me an others, gas prices went crazy that nite for 1 nite , I believe only. For panic of war or? Ppl fill up all over, $4, $5 gallon

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Sitting home watch Reggis and Cathy Lee, seen the second plane hit the tower.


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Re: September 11, 2001.. Where were You?? [Re: bulletbox] #6613879
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Hey Osky...I was on a plane at 8:00AM central, lincoln to Denver, right when it was all going down. They put us down in Denver and DIA closed after I got there. Small world! It was crazy scene. Airport is a long way from the city but there were folks walking along the road back to the city because not much was moving.
I got the last rental car at Hertz and hung onto that baby all week while i worked in Denver. Wife was 8 months pregnant and was back here while I was out there, i didnt have a cell phone. She bought me one right after that.
I drove that rental back to lincoln at end of the week because planes weren't flying yet.
Got real sick of Lee Greenwood's god bless the USA because it was on every radio station and that's all I had to listen to for the 7 hour drive back... news, or Lee Greenwood.
Waited a couple weeks then when flights resumed flew back out and wowee was the security nuts that first half year or so after that.
Jim

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Got home from working graveyard for some odd reason I turned on the TV instead of going to bed. Within a few minutes I watched plane 2 hit. I sat there shocked in disbelief realizing what I just saw not even the anchor knew what just happened. I stayed up watching the TV and the aftermath. Still engrained in my mind. 18 years ago I watched the country in shock, come together, were United. As a country that was a new chapter for America.

I am curious what the squad will say tomorrow.

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