Hey, turn that up…

Date Submitted: 09/04/2002
Author Info: Heather (Yellow Springs, OH - USA) 
Occupation: Student
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I was really happy the morning of Sept. 11, because i was going to miss part of school. I had to go to the dentist. So i brushed my teeth really well and, me and my mom headed off. i finally got into the dentist chair,and everything was going good, i was lying there listing to music and the dentise said my teeth looked fine so far. I had kind of drifted off into thought until the dentist said ‘hey turn that up..Did they say a plane hit the trade center?’ At first i thought “whats the trade center??” As i listend to the radio i didn’t really think much of it because they said it was a single engine plane, and it was probably an accident.

So, i got back to school, and nobody had heard what happend yet. I wispered to one of my friends that a plane had hit the trade center, but i still didn’t think much of it. But after i got out of that class, it hit me. The next class we were glued to the TV as i learned that it wasn’t a single engine plane, but a huge plane full of passengers. Then i saw the other plane hit and the first tower fall. I didn’t know what to think. I had no idea who would do this.

After i got home from school, i continued to watch TV and put some of the pieces together. Some of my family came over and we just sat and watched. But it was weird, i knew what had happened but it wasn’t really affecting me. I took a nap, and it was probably a good thing because while i was asleep there was a sonic boom at the base which i live by. If i would of heard that, i would have probably gotten kinda scared.

Later that night we called my dad on his cell phone, who was out of town (in a place with no phone,no radio,and about two tv channels) at the time. We asked if he was going to come home because we were at war. He had no idea what we were talking about. He hadn’t watched tv all day. He didn’t come home that night because it was too late.

And now almost a year later, i think back on that day and it seem so weird that what started out to be a normal day turned into one of the most tragic days in American history.


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