Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Do You Remember?

Rantoul, IL

52 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Clear, high 84 deg. S. wind @ 10 to 15 mph.

Do you remember where you were on 9-11-2001?  I think most Americans do!!

Jim and Linda say that they were right here in this CG, down on site #7 or #9. They had just started Full-timing in June of that year and when those planes flew into the towers, they couldn't help wondering if they would be able to continue to travel at all?

There are other dates that I would imagine that many of you remember vividly. How about it, do some of you remember Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?

How about when President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 of 1963, or Neil Armstrong being the first man to set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969?

These are just a few dates that stand out. I'm sure there are others that many of you remember very clearly. Maybe when you were married or when your first child was born? When a loved one was lost?

Please take a moment to remember all those lives that were lost on this day in 2001.

The CG here in Rantoul really emptied out Sunday. By noon almost everyone that was leaving had left and now there are only a few RVs here. From here on, there will be less and less RVs stopping by and the ones that are still here will be leaving.

Jim and Linda are starting to think about what they need to get done before we leave here. Jim has one more eye doctor appointment this Friday, there's some shopping that needs to be done, and some people that Jim and Linda want to see before we leave.

Did you remember that the 9/11 attacks resulted in the death of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims?


  1. I was running a big company IT helpdesk at the time and we had TV's on all over the place so we saw the first plane hit. We were all sitting there wondering how a pilot could make such a horrible error but then shortly there after another plane hit and we knew we were under attack.

    I contacted the guys who reported to me in Chicago and sent them home because they were a block away from the Sears tower. The President of the company at the time didn't send anybody home so I got in a bit of trouble but have never felt bad or regretted that decision.

    Had something happened I would have had to live with it for the rest of my life.

    I'll never forget 9/11, it affected family and a nation. One wonders how much the Government will remember...

    Take care,

  2. I remember very well. I was at work on the East End of Long Island. Every client that came in the door that morning had new updates for us. Then all fireman and ambulance personnel, Al included, were put on stand-by in case they were needed. It soon became apparent that there was no-one to save. A very sobering thought. Business came to a standstill for a couple of weeks as folks were afraid to even breathe, and then the flood of folks came, city folks with their summer homes fled the city that winter and spent the winter out on the East End. I firmly believe to this day that our country has not fully recovered from that day, and may never.


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