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We got a new kitty... stll thinking of names

Saturday, September 26, 2009

So we got the new little boy today-- he is having a blast right now playing with every ball he finds.. he is a loud purring, hugely fluffy boy.. getting fixed

He has been hard to pin down but we got a few sneak shots of him! I think he will be smaller than my other cats but he is long haired for sure..So what should we name him? He passed some gas that was really stinky so he is living up to the name Pepe Le Pew so far, lol! MY daughter says she wants to name him Jose'

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JAYJAY44 9/28/2009 8:07PM

    He is so precious and he reminds me of my first cat, Tabitha. I'm sure whatever name you choose will be fitting but for me "Patches" comes to mind.

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STARTINGOVER56 9/28/2009 12:41PM

    such a cutie emoticon

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MEOWMAMA3 9/27/2009 5:44PM

    Hi Tracy, he is a handsome boy! I say Spats. Enjoy!
Kim emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 9/27/2009 3:46PM

    OH, TRACYZ, HE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<
BR>I have several names but first and foremost that comes to mind is "Boots" because he looks like he has boots on. Other names:


BOOTS is my first choice!!

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RIPPEDPAUL1 9/27/2009 8:16AM

    What a cutie! You may want to look I started a thread of cat names a month ago. emoticon

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    Very precious! I hope you find a good name for him. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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METALLICAT1 9/27/2009 12:24AM

  He's soooo cute! How can anyone throw him away? Glad you found the cute little furball.

How about Kitty Le Pew! Or Beano--the medication that's supposed to stop the gas.

Have fun!

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ANGELBELIEVER 9/27/2009 12:03AM

    He's a cutie and seems very curious. How old is he? Good luck with picking just the right name.

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MAIZZY 9/26/2009 11:34PM

    Congratulations on your new furry child. I'm sure he will bring lots of joy to your life.
Barbie and Maizzy Sue (my kitty cat) emoticon

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IRISHRAVEN 9/26/2009 11:24PM

    OMG! He has the exact socks that my Nala Kitty had!! He is just beautiful Tracy!

In the first picture he looks like a little black Sphinx! Especially the way his eyes are glowing!

He really doesn't look like a Josť. Maybe...Ra ('cause of the Sphinx look)! LOL Or..hmmm... hmmmm See I tend to wait a few days and let the cat tell me their name. Some characteristic that just gives it away. So I dunno. Ra is the best I got so far.

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JUDITH1654 9/26/2009 11:04PM

    He looks SO much like a little girl I found left in my driveway! Loud purr and all...but w/o the gas. LOL

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    Sox if y'all are baseball fans. It also fits him as well and is a quiet pun.

Snow Boots came to mind when I saw him.

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VALI_T 9/26/2009 9:07PM

    What a beautiful kitty. I would name him Star, Sparky or Spooky. (I don't have any big thing about names starting with 'S', it's just the names that occurred to me when I looked at him.)

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NANADA1947 9/26/2009 8:17PM

    oh tray, he's a little COULD call him "stinky jose", that'll make your daughter happy and still give him a distinctive moniker, or you could call him "cheesy", cause he "cut the cheese"!..that would fit rather nicely with your other 2 babies names...theresa.

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MUSIC66 9/26/2009 8:04PM

    cute kitty how about socky because of his white socks or fluffy .

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FALYNB 9/26/2009 7:56PM

    he is very cute

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JMO070163 9/26/2009 7:56PM

    he is so adorable .

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FALYNB 9/26/2009 7:56PM

    I love the name casper for a cat but no one lets me name our pets lol :)

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BUSIBODI 9/26/2009 7:52PM

    He looks a lot like my male cat (we have 3 cats total). When we got him, we only had 1 other cat named Niki. So whenever we talked about the cats it was "Niki and the little one" Little One stuck. Now he is HUGE, go figure.

Anyway, I watch a movie today with a cat named Miette pronounce Me et. The name came back to me when you mentioned looking for one.

Good Luck choosing a name. Have fun with your new kitty.

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SOMASLIM 9/26/2009 7:47PM

    How about Kibbles... I had a cat who adopted us and lived with us for 15 years and sadly died last November. I called my sweet boy, Kibbie for short.

I adopted 2 last December and named them George and Evie after my mother and her friend. Using names of people or using other reminders keeps their memory alive.

Check out my page to see my babies. I just ordered a killer tree for them. $200 plus duty but they are sooooooooo worth it.

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STACERSNAPE 9/26/2009 7:46PM

    I actually used to have a cat named Pepe Le Pew, so I am definitely partial to that name.

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KMIRANDA2000 9/26/2009 7:23PM

    I love the name Pepe le Pew! Funny and it suits his looks.

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And they're off......... or on as in my case

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Weigh in today was not a happy time for me today but Iknow it is temporary-- between the extra asthma treatments and a little extra salt in my diet... I was up at WI but it could have been worse. I was up 3.4 pounds and I weighed in at 479.8... I am hoping over the next feew weeks I can steadily take off 2 pounds a week.. I will add extra effort and be more minful of my eating. I am sure as long as I keep my focus I will succeed!

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AL9MC2 9/29/2009 3:43AM

    I know it's tough - but you just gotta keep going. If we quit we die and I know I'm not ready that's for sure! Too much life to live yet to do that!

I have a few blogs you might want to check out, unless you already have.

Just keep on keeping on Tracy! You can do it! I know it!!!

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MELA1953 9/25/2009 2:51PM

    You can do it Tracy!!!!!!! Keep on keepin on!

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2CATS2LOVE1 9/25/2009 8:40AM

    YOU CAN DO IT, TRACY!! Just one day at a time...

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EMMASMART 9/23/2009 11:40PM

    Make sure you get your water. That's the way to handle salts and cortosteriods.


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TN_HAMMOCK 9/23/2009 9:23AM

    What a great attitude! It is all too easy to let the scale rule our world....and here you have already decided not to let it thwart your goals!! Rock on!!

You have already done so much....I have no doubt you will continue to see great success!!

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JURI62 9/21/2009 5:27PM

    It is frustrating when the scale moves in the wrong direction, but progress, not perfection. You can do this. Hugs, Judy

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TRAVELNISTA 9/20/2009 10:21PM

    You can do it. The scales some times have a mind of their own, especially when on medication. emoticon

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MIMMICA 9/20/2009 10:01AM

    Oh, I know just what you mean about the salt! If I eat anything with too much sodium, it shows on the scale. I never believed it before, but I have seen it for myself, and it's no joke.

The good thing is that the gain is probably just water retention, so it can easily be flushed out!

Keep up the good work! You're making great progress!

We can do this!!

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ASHESS85 9/20/2009 9:29AM

    Seeing the scale move up is very disappointing, believe me I know! must just keep at it. This weight loss will take as long as it needs to take! You are in the right mind set though!

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NEEDSHELP4EVER 9/20/2009 6:13AM

    You will do it honey. You know what it is and you know it will correct itself.
You are doing so well lately, you have "got your head in the right place"

Keep on keeping on


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    I'm with you 100% my dear friend. I know how those asthma treatments can cause weight issues and with you admitting added salt is in the mix... it's totally understandable that you're retaining fluids. You'll do better. You know what to do. Consider me one of your cheerleaders. GO TRACY GO!!!! You can do it! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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SNAZZYPS 9/20/2009 12:51AM

    You CAN do it Tracy, it's hard when your feeling under the weather, when your feeling better again get back to doing what you KNOW WORKS. Up your water and throw in a few more steps - you WILL succeed!!


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JESSICA_0029 9/20/2009 12:38AM

    I know you will succeed! emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/19/2009 11:59PM

    You can do it! I have faith in you. Let's get the job done together :)

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KLMGSU07 9/19/2009 11:48PM

    You can absolutely do it... and you will! Good luck!

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The New Biggest loser season/ MY new challenge as a Bahama Mama

Friday, September 18, 2009

SO we were asked if we watch the biggest loser and my response was:

I was a blubbering idiot the first episode, so many sad stories... it makes you realize that if they can do it .. than what is stopping me? Laziness? yep-- I know I can get off my butt.... Fear? Of course we are all afraid that we will fail and people will say "told ya so"....and just not doing good enough.. I love the people who say-- OH you should be able to lose EASIER because you have more to lose... maybe for some but I am not very mobile .. I do my best and I push myself. I have focus, motivation and determination-- I WANT TO BE SLIMMER!!

I am so sick of feeling self conscious, afraid to sit on peoples furniture, fear of not fitting in a seat at a restaurant or event I am invited to. I want to be living my life.

Joining the Fall into Winter challenge and being on the Bahama Mama team, I can see greatness in my future....

It's in my mind to lose some weight,

Logging everything that I ate.

If I fall please pick me up,

And give me water in a cup.

The scale will be a tool to use,

And the inches lost will bring good news.

So onward I go to start my quest.

As a Bahama Mama and to be my best.

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AL9MC2 9/29/2009 3:46AM

    Love the poem, Tracy!!! So true! I'm a BL watcher myself. I keep missing them though because I'm on 3rd shift and wake up when it's just about over. But, at least I've been able to catch them on the computer. It's been ringing in my ears what the trainers are saying. I find the entire show to be motivating!

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2CATS2LOVE1 9/25/2009 8:39AM

    Tracy, you are doing really great!! Keep up the positive energy. I am watching the Biggest Loser too. I find it very motivating. I personally think they push them too much though. It's not healthy to lose weight that fast in a week. Hang in there!

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LIZZIE13 9/19/2009 10:33PM

    emoticon emoticon Tracy I am so proud of you. I love you poem and If it is ok I would like to borrow it as my reminder that I am not in this journey alone

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BUFFALOGAL1952 9/19/2009 10:50AM

    Tracy, Loved your blog! Good luck with your Challenge. Don't worry about what everyone else is thinking concentrate on yu because YOU my friend are worth it! So just Do It!

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    I loved the little poem and your determination is shining through Tracy. I am cheering for you my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 9/19/2009 1:43AM

    Great Blog and great poem! I was wondering where the term Bahama Mamas was coming from as I started to read your Blog. i have fond memories of my younger years when I used to frequent Freeport , Bahamas and fell in love with that drink, the Bahama Mama.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/18/2009 10:21PM

    You can do it, Tracy!!!



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JOY_JOY 9/18/2009 8:01PM

  YAY Bahama Mamas! We are totally gonna win!

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NEWCASTLE7B 9/18/2009 7:55PM

    Love your blog Tracy, great poem! I think i might throw it on my page the next time I update it. I'm hoping to reach a lot of the same goals as you during the challenge. I know it won't be easy, but I just need to buckle down and keep trying. Pushing through the pain, the setbacks, the failure has always been my problem, but if we all lean on each other so help me there will be progress for all of us!

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KNAUGHT61 9/18/2009 7:25PM

    Good luck and have fun with the challenge!

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AZMOM1 9/18/2009 7:16PM

    You can do it! You are already on your way . . . Anne

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TRACYZABELLE 9/18/2009 7:13PM

    Bahama Mamas are a team in the fall into winter challenge through the DONE being the fat girl team... I am excited

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KAJ8NSU 9/18/2009 7:02PM

    Wishing you good luck with the challenge. Go Bahama Mamas!

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GR8VIEWS 9/18/2009 6:26PM


Go Bahama Mamas!!! We will WIN this thing! We will be the BIGGEST LOSERS of the FIWC...


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IRISHRAVEN 9/18/2009 4:55PM

    Yeah.. what is it?

It sounds like you are very motivated though and I think that is just wonderful! You go girl!

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ZOEBOBOEY 9/18/2009 2:48PM

    What is the Bahama Mama challenge?

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Wow! Exciting start to my night

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I know the hospital is a hopping place but tonight I pulled in and there were cops there at the gate where I go in to park with guns drawn-- I don't know what the issue was... more to follow whenI learn more.. anybody have a xanax?

***UPDATE: All is well... nothing major ...not like it was a crazed person on the loose.. just a physician rushing to be there for his patient.. it happens but good to know the police are doing their job.

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2CATS2LOVE1 9/17/2009 10:11PM

    Tracy, take care. So glad it wasn't too serious; at least not where you were concerned. Have a great night!

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    Here's hoping that the rest of your night was a more peaceful one! I love you my spark friend. Thank you for always being there for me. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 9/16/2009 2:58PM

    emoticon I guess you know you will be safe when you really need them!

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LIZZIE13 9/16/2009 12:39PM

    Tracy between your life and mine we lead such exciting lives. were your cops cute at least? One of mine was lol...they even missed me so much, that they called the house at 1130 the other night...HELLO I need my beauty sleep Officer!! emoticon

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LIZZIE13 9/16/2009 12:38PM

    Tracy between your life and mine we lead such exciting lives. were your cops cute at least? One of mine was lol...they even missed me so much, that they called the house at 1130 the other night...HELLO I need my beauty sleep Officer!! emoticon

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VICKIB01 9/16/2009 8:44AM

    good heavens! Your experiences sound like mine!

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IRISHRAVEN 9/16/2009 1:16AM

    Oh my stars!! Please keep us posted. I hope you are ok.

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WILLOW49 9/16/2009 12:18AM

    Oh my! Do let us know what was going curiosity is peaked!
emoticon Here's some water to swallow that Xanax :)

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CASEY-DIANE 9/15/2009 11:45PM

    Wow let me know what happened....when you know!

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Remembering 9/11

Friday, September 11, 2009

*** Were were you when you first heard? I was in the doctors office as we saw the plane crash into the towers, it was heartbreaking.

Friday, September 11, 2009

You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK..I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only
believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven.. He
heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew
every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me
for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take
my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
may not know why, but I do.. However, if you were
there in that explosive moment in time, would you have
reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you . But someday your journey will end. And I
will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may
be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are
'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

During the next 60 seconds, stop whatever you are
doing, and take this opportunity. (Literally it
is only 1 minute.) All you have to do is the

Stop and think and appreciate God's power
in your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to
Him. If you are not ashamed to do this, follow the
instructions. Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of Me, I will be
ashamed of you before My Father'

If you are not ashamed, copy and send this message...only
if you believe 'Yes, I love my God He is my
fountain of Life and My Savior. He Keeps me going day and
night. Without Him, I am no one. But with Him, I can do
everything. Christ is my strength.'

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MEOWMAMA3 9/16/2009 10:00PM

    I was teaching a Reading lesson to 4th graders and the teacher next door came in and whispered that a plane had crashed into the tower. I wasn't sure what to think...I pretty much figured it was a sightseeing plane gone astray. 20 minutes later she came back and whispered about the next plane. Then the Gym teacher came in and whispered about the rest. All the while I had to pretend nothing was going on. Every staff member went into emergency mode and things were fine until panicking parents arrived...some screaming and pulling out their kids. Mind you it was early Sept. and we were not familiar with all the parents yet. what a mess. Cleared the school, then drove home in gridlock Center City traffic listening to the radio and staring in fear at the looming Philly skyscrapers, barely crawling and watching panicky pedestrians trying to get to their trains and buses. Then riveted to the tv for weeks. I found out on tv that a friend from hs, along with his 2 brothers were NYFD. 2 of them found the other one buried in the rubble. My little brother was landscaping a client's yard at the time-she and her small daughter were on the first plane. Just awful. I'll never forget that day if I live to be 100.

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WILLOW49 9/12/2009 1:03AM

    I was working at my desk at home. I always had TV on to listen to the news, but didn't turn it on that day. Hubby called me from work to ask if I'd heard the news.

May we never forget...

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TRAVELNISTA 9/11/2009 9:12PM

    I was watching the TV right after the 1st plane hit as soon as it came on the news. My neighbor called me and told me to turn the TV on. She knew that I worked out of the house rather than go into my office. I sat there in disbelief as the 2nd plane hit.

I was actually on the telephone ordering flowers for my Grandmother who had just passed away the day before. I live at the Jersey shore and she lived in Cortland, NY. The phone towers were on the 2nd tower that was hit so in the midst of my order the phone died. I was in a panic because I was upset at what I was seeing on TV and I was also freaking out because I knew I could not attend the funeral as it was too far away and now there would be no flowers. Thank God the other person on the other end of the phone also knew what was going on and when the phone went dead she put 2 and 2 together. She had enough information to make sure flowers were there for my Grandmother. It certainly helped she knew who my Grandmother was. My grandmother was very well known in Cortland since she owned the local bowling alley. There is not much to do in Cortland but bowling is one of the things they do, plus many if the town;s kids grew up there playing on a team or working there. When the phone lines finally went back up, I think it was almost a week later I was able to call her back. She told me that the flowers were delivered and she described them for me. They sounded beautiful. She did not have time to get my credit card info and when I called back she would not even accept payment for the flowers.

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ASHESS85 9/11/2009 3:38PM

    I was a high school student, sitting in my choir class when our principle announced that there had been an accident in NYC. I didn't think it was that big of a deal until the tv was turned on and then a little while later we saw the 2nd plane hit. I've never been that scared in my entire life, the school was preparing in case we were attacked and we were let out early. I hope I never have to go through something like that again in the U.S.

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GIRLINMOTION 9/11/2009 10:39AM

    I woke up to the news talking about it and thought it was a April Fools joke but it wasn't April. I jumped out of bed to turn on the TV and it was on every station. I still couldn't believe that it was happening. How could it? There had to be warning signs?

My heart goes out to all who lost a love one or has to live with the memory of being a survivor.

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IRISHRAVEN 9/11/2009 10:27AM

    I was working for an import/export company at the time. Our office was right next to the very busy Austin/Bergstrom International Airport. It was my first real day at work (as opposed to just training). My boss was sitting next to me, we had just booted up my computer, the owner stepped from his office and said "someone just hit one of the Twin Towers with a plane". Then all the TVs came on and we saw it. I was sitting in a room full of strangers (I only had met my boss the week before) but we were one at the moment. My boss and I grabbed each others hands and held on for life as all the plane activity over us went silent and all we could hear were the news reports. It felt like everything was in slow motion. The owner told everyone to go home and be careful and to come back the following Monday. I drove home shaking and crying, as I'm sure so many others did. I saw peoples faces and how pale and scared everyone looked. I got home and just held my daughter so tight. She was young, only 9 years old at the time, and her school had shown the children the news footage so she had seen what happened. I tried to explain the best I could to a child and we cried together and I held her. I had a dear friend who was in New York at the towers doing some survey work for some fountains they were going to put in. We didn't know if he was alive or dead. Thank The Powers That Be we found out once communications were restored that he had gotten done early and finished the evening before the attack so he was ok.

This morning she and I heard "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" by Alan Jackson and we both admitted that the emotions and memories of that day are still very much alive in us. Peoples voices become quieter and more somber when they speak of 9/11 and it's something I pray never changes. I have to admit that I have a stronger love now for my fellow man, but also a bitterness that just won't seem to go away.

May We Never Forget. May Peace Be With All Those Effected By This Horrible Day. May Those Who Lost Their Lives Have Peace In Death. May Those Who Lost Their Loved Ones Find Peace In Life.


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PINKOWL 9/11/2009 7:43AM

    I was a firefighter at the time and one of our fellow men was in one of the buildings working , he didn't make it. I will never forget for anyone that day. emoticon

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    I was working as a care giver for an elderly gentleman. He was still sleeping so I was watching the Today Show on his tv. I remember being so shocked when I saw them filming the then smoking 1st tower reporting that an accident had happened when all of a sudden the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower. I still can't believe it. I was just glued to the tv all day and couldn't wait to call my children to confirm that they were alright after the pentagon crash. The lived in Tidewater VA at the time and with all the military bases there right by the house where they lived I was fearful of where the next attack might occur. That was a sad and tragic day. And yet, in hind sight when you look at all the lives that were NOT lost, there in lies the miracle. God is good, all the time. Thanks for posting this reminder Tracy. Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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