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Re: This Week's History: Passing It On

Write Away,

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to write in this forum. I am fulled with gratitude because I've always love to write, especially about history and other countries.

In response to our tragedy, my youngest daughter started a scrapbook for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, ect. She has documented the date and time of the terrorist attacks and printed the pictures of our WTC and Pentagon.

As a native New Yorker, this massacre has sadden me deeply because I feel it there and here. I live just ten minuets from the Pentagon and live across from Ft Myers in Arlington VA.

Although my family and friends are alright, my oldest daughter lives in Mt Vernon, just at the tip of the Bronx. Of course I thought to myself well she is ok because she lives, go to college and work in Mt. Vernon and in the Bronx. Well the hour of 10 a.m. when she called me at work, she told me she had an interview at WTC at ten o'clock. I broke down in tears because, 1; she started out late so she was able to catch the news before leaving at 8:45 am, 2; if this massacre had happened later on in the day, she would have been down there and none of us in our family would have known.

I don't blame her for not telling me in advance she had a job interview at the WTC because it was a typical day. However, I told her from this day forward let me know where she has interviews visiting and so on because now we are at war. I want to know so if another terrorist attack take place, I would know where she has gone.

A friend of my family survived the attack. Although she is physically ok, she is mentally distort. She explained to my sister that she can't sleep and how her son have to stay with her because she is having nightmares. She has to see a phycologist for a while.

There is so much more I want to write about, mainly, focusing on the terrorist.

I will write again later:

Peace,
Yvette


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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