From the Basement

September 12, 2010

Where were you on 9/11?

Filed under: Culture — jeannablue @ 12:31 am

I was in 8th grade walking into my second-period English class with Mrs. M when I saw that the television was on, and that there planes sticking out of the Twin Towers. I remember the announcement given by someone in administration, probably the principal, and the reminder that as we were in a small town in the Midwest, we were probably not a terrorist target. I remember laughing at that.

To this day, I remember the teachers who let us watch TV coverage and the ones who didn’t, claiming that they wanted it to be a normal school day. But that day was not normal. It will never be normal.

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