|Ten Years Ago Today...
||[Sep. 11th, 2011|10:26 pm]
|||||"House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals||]|
Getting dressed for work, and seeing a posting on Baen's Bar that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. History buff that I was, I went "Oh, shit, some idiot in a light plane got lost in the fog, hit a tower like what happened to the Empire State Building in the '40s..."
Turned on the TV for noise...and I saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center...live and direct.
Went to the office in a daze...by the time I got there, nobody knew what was going on, what was happening...then, they told us that they were closing the office for today, uncertain what we were going to do tomorrow.
I remember...walking around a bit of downtown SF, oddly quiet for a mid-day Tuesday. Going into Stacy's Books for a few minutes (the store closed about two years ago, still an open storefront, miss a bookstore like that desperately). Took BART home. Went to see the family up in Santa Rosa-nothing on the roads.
Dad was working at the time for the DMV and they were calling out all the armed officers to guard various state offices...
The memories just flow...