I was at work dressed in a tan/khaki skirt, a dark green polo shirt, and my Birkenstocks. It was a busy day. I had received a Court Petition and was on the phone with my truck driver’s dispatch in Iowa getting as much information I could about a employee who had filed a law suit. I had only been back to work for a few days since my near fatal car accident. My fractured jaw was healed but it was still difficult doing the simplest things, like chew food, talk. I was reclined back in my chair with my left leg encased in a plastic/metal/plaster cast going over DOT information with the Manager. JE peered over our cubicle wall and just stared at me. I remember mouthing “what?” She said, “hang up.” I told my dispatch manager I had to go and as I hung up on his line, another line rang and it was hubby. JE said, ” the trade centers in NY, bombed or a plane was flown into them, I dont know, its bad. Security is bringing us a TV.” I didnt quite understand the depth of what she was saying until I spoke to hubby. I answered hubby’s line, he had jury duty that morning and was at home waiting to go to the courthouse when he saw the news coverage. He told me what he was watching on TV. The office was quiet, silent. very unusual, it was always humming with people on the phones, keyboards, faxes….but instead everyone was glued to their computer or to the TV’s which security brought in for us to watch. I called my Father in N.MI on my cell phone while watching the news coverage. I finished out the day, made my 35 minute drive home, even tho I wanted nothing more than to go pick up son#1 from school and be at home with him and hubby. When I arrived home, hubby had dinner fixed (hamburger helper) and he and son #1 were watching the news coverage.
What were YOU doing that day? Please respond in the comments. I know every American remembers exactly what they were doing and where they were at on 9/11.
By Toby Keith
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