I had said that I wasn’t going to make a post about September 11 but as the day draws to a close, it almost seems like I cannot NOT make a post about September 11. It’s such a part of our history now. Just like my grandparents probably never forgot where they were or what they were doing when they heard about Pearl Harbor or my parents when they heard of the death of JFK, I’ll never forget hearing the events of September 11, 2001.
I had just gone downstairs to begin quilting and when I turned the TV on, it was just moments after the reports were coming in of the first plane hitting. I called Vince and told him. He immediately said terrorists. I was furious with him for being so negative .. always thinking the worst. I assured him that by some mishap, the plane’s radar had been off. Almost immediately after we hung up, the second plane hit. I called him back. He was so sure it was terrorists. I was so sure the whole radar situation was messed up in NY. It soon became apparent that he was correct and as much as I hated to believe this could happen, it had happened.
I had fabric that had the Statue of Liberty, the NY skyline, including the Twin Towers. I had purchased it quite a while before 9/11 to make a Stack & Whack quilt. I made the quilt and it’s one of my favorites. I never see that quilt that I don’t stop and pray for the families who have lost so much, whether on 9/11 or those fighting the War on Terror.
Our world has truly changed. I’ll never understand why people cannot get along, or at least agree to disagree