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I was on a family cruise to Alaska with my dad and step-brothers, my step-mother had died of cancer in August. That was one thing she wanted us to do before the cancer had it's way but she didn't make it. My dh was in Korea and I spent the whole cruise watching CNN to see what would happen to the troops worried sick about him being over there. Then of course all flights were cancelled so we were stuck in Canada for a couple days but we were lucky we were some of the first to get back home.
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I was in the car driving to work and had just gotten on the highway. I turned the radio on and there was no noise I was about to change the station when I heard "OH my God" it was repeated a couple of times and I started to get chills. The radio show that I listen too is very animated and they never shut up but that day there were so many moments of dead air that I just kept listening. When they finally described what was happening I started looking around me at the other drivers and thinking why are we all still driving how can we be driving. Does anyone else hear what I'm hearing? It was so surreal. I dropped dd at day care thinking the entire time should I leave her should I go to work should I tell them what's going on. The teachers at the day care didn't know at the time what had happened and I didn't want anyone to panic. I went to work and when I got there saw the plane go into the second tower and the footage over and over again all day. My mom worked for United and I was terrified for her and couldn't get a hold of her. The airport here in Chicago is one of the largest and busiest in the world and I thought for sure something would happen there. My sister in law also worked across the street from the SEARS tower and they were evacuated. When you live in a big city things like this are always in the back of your mind. YOu don't know the countless times I've looked at planes fly right past the big skyscrapers (which you can see very well from my backyard) and think what if they crashed into that building? I watched the news coverage for days and watched the sears tower from my backyard wondering what it must be like for all those in NY who looked out their windows and saw that horrific sight. I will always remember where I was. I just remember telling my husband maybe we should pack up and just move out to the middle of nowhere. I still do everyday. I have always lived here and I do love it but everytime I see what happened in NY I think how easily it could happen here. I look at certain people differently and I do live in fear to this day. I really do wish that I had a home out in the country some where so I wouldn't feel like i'm living in a target. I guess it's just the fear of the unknown and the possibilities that make me think this way, but that day really changed me and I'm sure many of you feel the same.
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