September 11

Another 9/11 has come and gone.  It is only the second one in 15 years that I have been out of my house for almost the whole day.  I have many memories of the worst 9/11 that our country has ever seen, not too many of them are cheerful.  I can remember everything about that day; where we were; what was happening around us the whole day.  I can remember where I would’ve been had I not cancelled an interview for that morning.  Cancelling that interview has haunted me for many, many years.

Sweet hubby has a hard time with this day.  He knew a few people who worked in the towers of the World Trade Center.  He doesn’t know what happened to some of them as, with people you know during college, you don’t always keep in touch like you wish you would.  Here is a tribute to one; it is the only one I can find on the internet Ron Hoerner.   He was the husband of one of hubby’s supervisors and hubby had spent time with him, gotten to know him, considered him a friend.

This date will always be a day that I stop and think about the many lives lost that day.

Monster Tire

I used to live within a 1/2 mile of this gigantic tire.  It was always a conversation starter whenever you drove a visitor by it.

I will never forget the day that some local jewelry store was robbed and the robbers crashed the car sending the stolen jewelry into the fenced in area around the tire.  Police were there for hours looking for the loot. They wouldn’t take volunteers, though several people did show up to offer assistance and the use of their metal detectors – albeit with themselves attached to their machines.  Even now when I drive by it I sometimes wonder if they ever did recover all the loot; don’t know as the papers moved quickly on to other news stories.

I have attached a link to a video that talks about the tire and shows several shots of it; especially in it’s previous incarnation as a ferris wheel at the 1964 World’s Fair held in NY.

Monster Tire video