SEPTEMBER 11TH… TIME PASSES QUICKLY..

2020

ANOTHER SAD ANNIVERSARY

OF REMEMBERING….

Programs on television.. re-runs of  videos…towers in smoke and flames..people standing in disbelief, not knowing what to think, about that which they were seeing or what to do at the moment…

Stand?  Run?  Where should I go? Is it real? What is happening?

Devastation.

It seems like only yesterday. Has it really been 19 years?

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It all comes back to me.

Remember how you feel when a loved one dies?  Emptiness, hurt, sadness…

Those were my feelings after September 11th and they didn’t go away in the days

to follow.

Despair remained.

One night shortly after September 11th,  I had gone for a ride in my car.  Darkness had fallen earlier and I was alone.

 Time was needed with my intense feelings of loss.  It seemed I couldn’t get rid of them.

The radio was on in the car and a song began by Alan Jackson, the country singer.

“WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING?”

The words spoke directly to me..

…Did you go to your church?  I did, as did many others .  Although I don’t remember all the lyrics to the song, they spoke directly to me at the time.

Driving alone down a lonely road in the darkness of the night… and the song comforted me.

 God bless Alan Jackson for writing and recording that song. Through it, he touched everyone who heard it then, and now.

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(“Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?)

 

Photography By Mary Anne Tuck

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Loved to write since high school..as the years pass memories and relationships are primary. (There is also room for an opinion or two.) Feeling good at the age of eighty-five, I'm enjoying life and a hobby of photography. We've lived on this small farm for sixty-one years. In the course of time we welcomed three sons, two grandkids, and 3 greats. We owned and operated an Ace Hardware and a Hallmark Shop and managed to raise sheep for ten years. My husband and I shared sixty-two years of marriage before his passing in 2017. A son has also passed on to the next life, Memories really are "Made From This". Welcome to my world!

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