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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Centus #19

It's Saturday Centus again - in a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 or words less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words)  Then link it up to her blog.  It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing a Centus,  The prompt is in bold.    Check out to see what others have written  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Saturday%20Centus


WEEK 19 PROMPT


I got up late.  I made coffee and then went to the computer as usual.  I saw something had happened in New York and went to the living room.

I stood frozen in front of the flickering images on my TV. 

It was hard to wrap my brain around what I was seeing. People jumping, buildings collapsing, people running through the streets to get away from the voluminous smoke.

I watched TV for days non-stop.  I went from sadness to anger and everywhere in between.

One thing I knew for sure, this would change who America was and we would never be the same.   Little did I know.

15 comments:

Koby said...

Little did any of us know..such a sad day.

My name is PJ. said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of it with us, Viki.

Anna said...

Thanks for sharing your memories, Vicki. This was indeed a day that changed America.
Thank you for your kind thoughts on my post.

Best wishes,
Anna

For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's SC-Remembering 9/11

Tina said...

Yes, little did we know. Though it's horridly sad, reading all these accounts of where people were is giving me some comfort because it brings it up again how we are all connected.

Jackie said...

I know it was the beginning of the war on Terror ...soon afterwards Bush sent out the troops and bombed Iraq and we saw those images on live TV also .... and then Saddam Hussein was seen in a hole and captured and then executed . I apologize if this was not what you had in mind when you said "little did I know" .

Sue said...

None of us could have imagined...

But we all knew, didn't we, that something had changed forever? We could never have that innocence again.

Thanks, Viki.

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Ames said...

Our grandchildren and great grandchildren will never know the freedoms we had before 9/11. I think the entire world has changed.~Ames

Bookie said...

Lost our innocence, yes...but I hope we can get our bearings again soon...time heals hopefully....

Lourie said...

I have to echo what Koby said. Little did any of know. Never in a million years would we ever suspect anything remotely like that would happen to us.

smArtee said...

Oh yes ...we all share these same feelings...pain, sadness....
disbelief...its almost impossible to comprehend...very well done....and Thank You for sharing..!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing this memory Viki. We've all got one that binds us together.

jeff campbell said...

I was not certain I wanted to read these posts...it is good that I am...nice job here..Peace

Jenners said...

So true. Things never were quite the same again. Yet so much of the good that did come out of 9/11 seems to have faded, which is sad.

Debbie said...

Whew.....we can never forget that day Viki...I recall it so clearly driving in my car and seeing a lawn worker screaming...I had to stop the car to see what was wrong, when he told me, I went home and never the left the house for the rest of the day...shocked and sickened. Well written post Viki.

Jenny said...

Viki, I feel such a sense of community this week as we share our emotions from this world-changing event.

Thank you for sharing your memories.