My Memories Of 9/11/01
I would imagine that most (normal) people will have lots of memories they will share today of what happened eleven years ago. I have memories, too. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your attitude about me), I am not limited to being a normal person. There are certain things that still are vivid in my memory about what happened on that day. I will go ahead and apologize for them now.
First of all, I remember that the morning of September 11, 2001 the sky was very blue. OK, this is admittedly not an earth-shattering revelation. Scientists tell me it's always blue. But, that morning, it was just a beautiful day. The only way I can describe it is the kind of blue when the sun has no haze or fog to deal with.
I also remember being on the air when the first plane hit. As per usual, I downplayed the severity of the situation. (This is why virtually no one in their right mind turns to my radio show when they want accurate news) I made a comment about the fact that major news outlets were reporting a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers and it was probably just a scenic tour accident. Yes, I was a little bit off in my description.
I also remember people started sending out emails about something Nostradamus had said allegedly about that day. (Note: Nostradamus has the same winning record as the Cubs when it comes to predictions and they are both equally dire) I know it's ridiculous to remember emails from that day but as I said at the outset, I have never claimed to be a regular normal person.
Finally, I remember being at work and hearing about gas stations running out of gas and jacking the prices up. I also remember making a dash to a local gas station and waiting in line. During that time, I watched one person in a car run into the back of another person in a car in a desperate attempt to get petrol. Ah yes, another victory of the human spirit.
I would imagine that your memories of 9/11/01 are slightly (greatly) more honorable than mine. If not, our country is in real trouble.