Friday, September 12, 2008

Memories From The Past

::Onesome: Memories from-- a few years back: what were you doing on 9-11?
  • I don't know if I've told this story before. Probably last year...but where was I? I was on my way to work, because I don't watch TV before I leave the house in the morning, and the radio in my car was set to CD so I didn't even know anything had happened until I got to work and the boss was freaking out. So I called Tarzan and he knew of course, but the kids still had to go to school and there was an assembly and he had to go. So we listened to the radio in the office and then I went home at lunch and watched it all over and over on TV.

::Twosome: the-- thought occurs: Should this be a holiday? ...or perhaps a day of remembrance with a moment of silence nationwide?

  • I realize this event is still recent in our minds, and a lot of people think it should be a holiday. But I think not. We didn't make a holiday out of Pearl Harbor - it's still remembered and for some people it means more than for others. This is the same thing for me.

::Threesome: Past-- 'days that will live in infamy': do you recall any other days of tragedy that have a placeholder on your mental calendar?

  • Well, the day MQ died will not be forgotten. But I choose not to dwell on that too much. I much prefer to remember the good days. Happily for me, there has not been a lot of tragedy in my life. So there aren't too many days like that.

Bonus: Who's quote did I paraphrase in the question above?

  • That would be FDR from the speech after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I watched all the news in the ASU institute that day...heard about it on NPR but they didn't make a huge deal about it so I was thinking little bitty plane, boy was I in shock when I came into the institute and saw what had happened. I tried to get some of my friends to come and watch but they were busy studying and didn't think much of it at first...

From Whence You Cometh