iRewind Talk Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» iRewind Talk » Social » Rewind Social Club » Where were you, what were you doing on 9/11? (Page 1)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!   This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   
Author Topic: Where were you, what were you doing on 9/11?
Riptide
Rewind Idol
Member # 457

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Riptide   Email Riptide   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
One thing for sure I definetly was a year away from joining Rewind on that terrible day in September. I was at school at the time, was studying the night before and was sleeping at my then girlfriend's place that morning when she called and I turned on the TV in disbelief. I guess for a lot of us, those images will stay forever, maybe akin to 60's kids when to recall the deaths of JFK, MLK and RFK.
Posts: 4412 | From: Where the streets have no name | Registered: Oct 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sir Sammy Hain Esq.
667 - The Neighbor Of The Beast
Member # 3150

 - posted      Profile for Sir Sammy Hain Esq.   Author's Homepage   Email Sir Sammy Hain Esq.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was working graveyard shift at the time and was at home just getting ready to go to bed. Decided to check my email one last time and one of my email friends wrote and told everybody to turn their TV's on as Tower one had just got hit by a plane and was on fire. This was before anybody associated with the media really knew what was going on. I turned on my set just in time to see tower two get hit. Needless to say I didn't go to sleep for another six hours or so.
Posts: 4742 | From: Cell Block 6 | Registered: Aug 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Ronnie
Going to the Prom with Tommy
Member # 465



39 Updates!

 - posted      Profile for Ronnie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i was at home getting ready for work when my b/f (who was supposed to be catching a flight to austin) called to say he wasn't going anywhere. and told me that terrorists hi-jacked a plane and no flights were going up in the air. it didn't make any sense to me, what he said. so i turned on the news and there it was....
images of the second plane hitting the building.. more like slicing through the building. and i sat there and didn't move for a while. somehow, i managed to get dressed and show up for work. i got in the elevator and it was just me and another guy in there. we were silent the whole ride up to the 9th floor. and before he got out, he said to me "interesting day." i was working at the governor's building during this time. so you can imagine the media and security that surrounded me. i literally sat in on a press conference with the head of the state and tons of reporters...while watching the aftermath unfold and people running for their lives on live television... through black smoke.

it was the most intense thing i've experienced.

Posts: 4807 | Registered: Oct 2002 | Site Updates: 39  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Dexter Motley Morgan
Motley Maestro
Member # 3598

 - posted      Profile for Dexter Motley Morgan   Email Dexter Motley Morgan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Like Sam I had worked the graveyard shift the night before. I was fixing to turn the tv off and go to bed when The Today Show started showing scenes from the crashes. I ended up staying up all day watching the news in horror and sadness............
Posts: 3845 | From: Norf Karolina | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
pettyfan
Livin' next door to the Klopeks
Member # 2260

 - posted      Profile for pettyfan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was teaching 6th grade at the time and one of our second grade teachers came around and told everyone what had happened. We let the older kids watch the news that afternoon. It all seemed so surreal at the time.
Posts: 2902 | From: Home Sweet Home | Registered: Jan 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
80'sRocked

Play it Loud, Play it Proud
Member # 6979



101 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for 80'sRocked   Email 80'sRocked   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was actually driving to my job at the exact time it all went down. The radio in the van I was driving did not work, so I had no idea what had happened. When I saw my boss, he told me that 2 planes just hit the towers and I assumed they were small private planes and it was an accident. As more info was being released, the reality of what was going on was blowing my mind. I live pretty close to NYC, so it was pretty surreal for me. I still can't believe that was 7 years ago already. Still seems like it just happened.
Posts: 3614 | From: Caught Somewhere in Time.... | Registered: May 2008 | Site Updates: 101  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jdocster McFly you Irish bug

Member # 5752



9 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for jdocster McFly you Irish bug   Author's Homepage   Email jdocster McFly you Irish bug   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was at work and someone came running in yelling "turn on the TV set". So, we all ran over and saw the aftermath of the first plane hitting. They showed it over and over... I stood there watching it and I couldn't help but thinking it wasn't an accident. Just then I turned to my coworkers and said, it's not over yet... It was this weird feeling I got. About ten minutes later, the second plane hit. We saw it live on TV. I called my mom (who lived in New Jersey)and asked her if she knew what was going on. She said it was all over the news and everyone was talking about it. Then she told me that mt sister (who lives on Long Island) had an appointment in Manhattan that day and she couldn't get her on her cell phone. I started calling everyone I knew that might know where my sister was and everyone said she was in Manhattan. Her husband was getting pretty nervous at this point. About two hours later my sister called me and said that she had an appointment in the building directly across the street from the Twin Towers that morning but she got stuck in traffic (thank God). and they had closed off all of the roads etc etc... It was her lucky day for sure. It was a terrible day for the world. Please, lets never forget what happened that day, and, pray for those who lost loved ones...
Posts: 2729 | From: Kansas City, MO "At the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance" | Registered: Apr 2007 | Site Updates: 9  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
xchazx
Rewind Guru
Member # 7158

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for xchazx   Email xchazx   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i was at work listening to howard stern as always when someone interupted what he was talking about to say an airplane had hit one of the towers, but no one knew what type of plane it was at the time. contrary to what you may think, he was brilliant that day and really didn't get the recognition he deserved for his show that day and the days after. when everbody else was figuring out when it was "ok to laugh again", he never missed a show.

my brother was supposed to go to wall street that day to visit a friend of his who worked there, but the friend called out sick and he never went. i was very happy to find that out too.

Posts: 671 | From: Miskatonic University | Registered: Jul 2008 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's weird, because tomorrow is my 16th wedding anniversary, and 9-11 hit right between my birthday and my anniversary. On this day....I was getting ready to go outside and cut my grass-the weather was gorgeous...my husband was at work, my son was in school. My mom called me on the phone to tell me to turn on the TV (otherwise I would never have known)...I could not believe what I was seeing. It just hadhappened, and the 1st building was on smoking.

I will never forget it...I couldn't believe that it was happening. I was so scared...I didn't know if I should go get my son out of school, or what...

I remember we were in our hot tub a few nights later, and it was so weird, because before we use to watch all the planes in the sky, and there was no movement in the sky at night.

I remember that my husband and I had planned to go to the movies for our anniversary...but I didn't really want to go...but our friends said to go, that they would watch my son, and we never went out alone ever...so we went to the movies to see "The Others" The only other people in the movie theater besides us...was all these old people...that they must have brought in from a nursing home...because there was an old person on the end of every aisle...and we were the only ones sitting in the middle seats. It felt very twilight zonish. I remember when I left, I put my hands in my coat pockets, and I pulled out a necklace with a cross on it...I knew it sure wasn't mine, and I kept wondering how did it get in my pocket...then I realized it was my mom's, and she had wore my coat when she had been to visit me...and she could never remember where she had put her necklace.

So, it was definately memorable to me, for various reasons.

Posts: 13484 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
bandit
Ace Rewinder
Member # 6296

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for bandit   Author's Homepage   Email bandit   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Same goes for me 80'sRocked.I can`t believe it`s 7 years ago already.I was fixing some dinner(lasagne),and watching tv.I even recall the nice weather,and a phone call earlier that day in detail.And that`s me who even cant remember who i called yesterday [Roll Eyes] Then there was that live news coming on.I will never ever forget that day or those scenes.It was indeed a turning point in history right before my eyes,and i knew it at the time.Some of the scenes haunted me for weeks.
Posts: 362 | From: Third rock from the sun | Registered: Nov 2007 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
80'sRocked

Play it Loud, Play it Proud
Member # 6979



101 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for 80'sRocked   Email 80'sRocked   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It is strange how you can remember every detail of that day by the minute, but usually can't recall what you did yesterday. I'm sure it's like that for everybody. I know it is for me.
Posts: 3614 | From: Caught Somewhere in Time.... | Registered: May 2008 | Site Updates: 101  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was just watching the History channels. They did a special where they talked to 9 different people who caught it all on their videocameras.

The film footage was unbelievable...I didn't remember exactly what time it happened, or how long it took in between the 2 building for them to collapse. It happened before 10am, and the other one collapsed right before 10:30am.

It is still crazy that they accomplished that.

I honestly thought that the building would hold up at the bottom.....but that the top would be destroyed.

I watched that movie "Cloverfield" at the movies- and it made me sick from the motion of the way it was taped...but I really thought it had too much of a 9-11 feel to it...they took the head of the Statue of Liberty and rolled it down a street in that movie...and people were running, and smoke was everywhere...it was in New York, and the bridge collapsed...and I just think they shouldn't have done that...it was too closely similar to 9-11.

I can't imagine how horrific that had to be to be in that...and then to be engulfed in the smoke and ashes...and not be able to breathe...it was awful to watch.

I can not even begin to understand how they cleaned it all up too. I know there's a ton of people in New York to help....but where do you start...and where do they take all the debris to...it just was so horrible.

I can't stand to watch King Kong (the 70's version)now ....and it was one of my favorite all time movies. It was filmed not too soon after the Trade Center was built.

My friend who works for David Letterman , he was in the Trade Center the day before this happened. My Aunt and her family had just been on a trip to New York just months before it, and they went to the top of the Trade Center to the observation deck.

I was in New York in 1989...and I went to the top of the Empire State Building...but I was too chicken after that to go to the top of the Trade Center.

Posts: 13484 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Dexter Motley Morgan
Motley Maestro
Member # 3598

 - posted      Profile for Dexter Motley Morgan   Email Dexter Motley Morgan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My parents toured the towers on the last day of their vacation September 9th just two days before the attacks..............
Posts: 3845 | From: Norf Karolina | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Stitch Groover
Rewind Groover
Member # 2895

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Stitch Groover   Email Stitch Groover   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Because of the time difference, most of Australia didn't know what was happening until the morning of September 12. The planes hit just before 11pm, and I'd gone to bed only 15 minutes before, I normally would have stayed up to watch The West Wing but was too tired, if I'd stayed up I'd have seen it happening live on the late night news.

I woke up around 4am, and turned my radio on to help me get back to sleep... and I heard them say "the worst act of terrorism in history". I sat bolt upright in bed and listened for a few minutes before going out to the loungeroom where I did what everyone else did that day - sat and watched TV all day.

Posts: 3839 | From: Wangaratta, Vic, Australia | Registered: Jun 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
JAY LEE
Rewind Jedi
Member # 6345



3 Updates!

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for JAY LEE   Email JAY LEE   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Me and my then girlfriend had both called in sick, so we could stay in bed all day. I was flipping through the channels, and stopped dead on CNN showing the first tower burning, we just sat there and watched without saying anything, and after the second tower collapsed, I rember saying to her "This is gonna change the world!" and it did.
Posts: 1278 | From: Denmark,Europe | Registered: Dec 2007 | Site Updates: 3  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
journey
Rewind Maestro
Member # 7316

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for journey   Email journey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was working a graveyard shift and my boss radioed me saying that terrorists had just bombed the Pentagon. I turned on the TV and saw the reports about the planes flying into the WTC and saw the live footage of the towers collapsing. It was early in the morning here, so most people didn't hear about it until they woke up a few hours later. Such a sad day.
Posts: 835 | From: Hawaii | Registered: Aug 2008 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Devolution
DEVO Divine Moderator
Member # 1731



8 Updates!

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for Devolution   Email Devolution   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Devolution here,

As many of you might know, my mother, aunt and bestfriend worked in the trade center. Living on Staten Island, I was able to see the fire from the roof of the school that I work at, and trying to find the people that I knew and cared about wasn't exactly the easiest thing in the world. I had about 15 people that I knew that died, no one that close, but people that I played basketball with, people I went to college with, a kid that I went to camp with, and the youngest firefighter that died, I was him monitor when he was in the 2nd grade, and I was in the 5th. He graduated with my brother.

My wife's uncle and my mother were both in the trade center in 1993 for the first bombing as well, and they both made it out of both, so September 11th for me is significant.

Looking at the New York Skyline when I took the ferry to college everyday, you kind of took the skyline for granted.

Everyone I knew was calling me, because they knew my mother worked there. She was home later that day, rattled, worried, and relieved to be home. Every conversation for awhile was started with "Did you know anyone in the trade center?"

I tell this story from a point of view, I think it's important that it's not celebrated as a holiday because all of these people were going into work, and on that day (when it's on a weekday) we do the same.

We are DEVO

Posts: 4216 | From: Home of the big landfill | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 8  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Devo-I never knew that about your mom ....how come she wasn't there on that day? Or had she been there, and was able to get out?
Posts: 13484 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Devolution
DEVO Divine Moderator
Member # 1731



8 Updates!

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for Devolution   Email Devolution   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Devolution here,

Yes, she was in and got out. She was on the 54th floor.

We are DEVO

Posts: 4216 | From: Home of the big landfill | Registered: Jul 2003 | Site Updates: 8  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Nomster V2.0
Rewind Nomster

Member # 2688



4 Updates!

 - posted      Profile for Nomster V2.0   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was recovering from ear surgery the day before. I thought I was suffering anaesthetic after effects when I was hearing the news...


Noms [Cool]

Posts: 2517 | From: Living in oblivion. Third floor up. Nice views from the window.... | Registered: May 2004 | Site Updates: 4  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Riptide
Rewind Idol
Member # 457

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Riptide   Email Riptide   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't visit NYC as much as I should, but when I visited Ground zero in 2004 I felt really emotionally overwhelmed. When I see movies filmed in NY pre 9/11 and see the Twin Towers intact in scenes it's a real downer for me.
Posts: 4412 | From: Where the streets have no name | Registered: Oct 2002 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Spooka Lupa
Little Rewind Monster
Member # 2700

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Spooka Lupa   Author's Homepage   Email Spooka Lupa   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was in 6th grade when it happened. I remember not understanding exactly what was going on, and the teachers had the news on. Most of my classes we just talked, and some of the teachers had us leave the classrooms to go outside. I remember talking with friends about who we thought it was, and why it happened. One of my teachers said that he was certain that this Osama Bin Laden that was being mentioned was the one responsible. Turns out he was right.
Posts: 1830 | From: Land Under the Bed | Registered: May 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LISA LISA
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for LISA LISA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Devo-that would have been one giant nightmare. Does she have any problems from it.... was it total craziness in there when they were evacuated...or were people not sure what was happening...did people even think for 1 second that it was possible for the whole building to collapse?

That is the part that I can not understand...I could never believe that they both just crumbled to the ground and disappeared.

I watched the movie "World Trade Center" With Nicholas Cage...it was kind of slow, but it was true ...those were 2 real life firemen who were the last to come out alive.

I hope all the time that nothing like it ever happens again.

I know right after it happened...they talked about rebuilding it.

Do they still talk about that? Who would want to work in a building like that ever again?

Posts: 13484 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sir Sammy Hain Esq.
667 - The Neighbor Of The Beast
Member # 3150

 - posted      Profile for Sir Sammy Hain Esq.   Author's Homepage   Email Sir Sammy Hain Esq.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes they're building The Feedom Tower

http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/439.php

Posts: 4742 | From: Cell Block 6 | Registered: Aug 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Nomster V2.0
Rewind Nomster

Member # 2688



4 Updates!

 - posted      Profile for Nomster V2.0   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ISIS:


I watched the movie "World Trade Center" With Nicholas Cage...it was kind of slow, but it was true ...those were 2 real life firemen who were the last to come out alive.


Not to be picky but in the film weren't they Port Authority policemen?

[Big Grin] [Razz]

Noms [Cool]

Posts: 2517 | From: Living in oblivion. Third floor up. Nice views from the window.... | Registered: May 2004 | Site Updates: 4  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
  This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Fast Rewind Home

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.0