Is everyone okay??
Posted 12 September 2001 - 12:54 AM
My bro-in-law comes in on a train (PATH for those who know it) into the WTC, but was already at his office a few blocks away, where he witnessed the 2nd crash. He managed to get out of NYC quite early, taking a ferry across the river.
It's not really 6 degrees of separation, is it?
Strangely I was most overcome today when my sis told me what my 3.5 year old nephew had said. She managed to get from Brooklyn to NJ with him, where they could clearly see the smokey NYC skyline and all the emergency personnel going in the opposite direction. My sis was also awreck. He asked what was going on. My sis told him that some bad men had made a plane crash into a building. He, in turn, said that he wished he were Superman so he could kick the plane.
My nephew, I hope, will not lose his innocence through all this, with the real world events just seeming like a movie to him. But, as I mourn all the physical lives lost, I also mourn for all the children who will be forever traumatized by this event and lose their innocence. It'll be hard enough for normal adults to cope with these events.
My best wishes to all.
[ 09-12-2001: Message edited by: AmandaNYC ]
Posted 12 September 2001 - 02:02 AM
Posted 12 September 2001 - 02:33 AM
Re: donating blood. The Amsterdam Ave. site is the Red Cross. The reason the hospitals started turning people away was that they had no more room to store blood, and Bellevue actually ran out of the bags to put the blood in. They are now saying to hold off on donations UNLESS you are type O, the universal donor. They particularly need O- blood.
I had wanted to volunteer at a hospital, but the ones that really wanted more volunteers were too far away for me to get to, and the one near me wasn't getting any of the patients from the incident on Tues. I'll call again in the morning.
Posted 12 September 2001 - 03:39 AM
Posted 12 September 2001 - 04:06 AM
Posted 12 September 2001 - 06:39 AM
I note that flags are flown at half mast as a token of sympathy on all official buildings including the Royal Castle in Stockholm. European Footbll Union cancelled all their matches and likewise many theatre performances will not take place.
My thoughts are with you.
Pamela, Gert and Elena Moberg.
Posted 12 September 2001 - 07:44 AM
Posted 12 September 2001 - 07:46 AM
My son lives and works in NYC and often in the WTC where he does computer wiring and setups. His office is in a building a couple blocks away. It was hours before I heard from him. As everyone knows, the phones were down. I finally got his email. Like so many of you New Yorkers, he saw far more than he could reasonably handle. I worry for all of you who have these images to deal with.
We're still waiting to hear about the safety of a dozen parents from my daughter's school and several of my former students' parents. They all work in the WTC. My son said that many people don't begin work in those offices till about 9:30 am. Hopefully, lots hadn't yet arrived.
Posted 12 September 2001 - 09:29 AM
Thanks to all who have sent messages of sympathy and thoughts/prayers for the American people.
Posted 12 September 2001 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 12 September 2001 - 04:32 PM
I feel almost embarrassed to be tucked away here in the boonies. Here, there does seem to be a little panic in the air in locations where it doesn't quite seem to be justified, a sort of vicarious fear. A co-worker of mine talked today to a woman neighbor of his, who asked him urgently, "Aren't you keeping your children out of school?" My friend was doubtful that the suburban day school his children attend would be targeted by fanatics in hijacked jet planes, and said so, tactfully.
Posted 12 September 2001 - 05:18 PM
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