The infamous question, “Where were you when the planes crashed into the twin towers?” For me, though I was young, I still remember this horrific day quite vividly.
Mr Vanideking, my 10th grade History teacher, was reclining in his office chair (as he often did…standing was not his thing) as he spoke about something historically I assume (history was never my best subject…). The Vice Principle poked his head in the door and waved my teacher over. As they whispered, I could definitely tell that something was wrong. Perhaps one of my fellow students was in trouble with the law, or maybe a parent had become ill and the classmate had to be notified.
“Students, it has just come to my attention that one of the Twin Towers has been struck by an aircraft. Since class is almost over, feel free to leave early and catch up on what’s happening. The live news reports are being shown in the auditorium.”
That statement shook me a little. ‘Did someone really fly into the World Trade Center? Was it an accident? I wonder if anyone was hurt?’ I left class immediately and headed toward the auditorium.
There it was, one of the twin towers with a hole in the side and billowing smoke. I could not believe what I was seeing! Was this real? It couldn’t be…
As these thoughts were racing through my head, I saw the next plane as it entered the picture….’No way.’ I thought to myself. I leaned forward in my seat, jaw open, as the second plane exploded into the wall of the other tower.
I sat in that auditorium for the majority of the morning and eventually saw the devastating demise of the first and second tower. Both of these once majestic towers were now nothing more than a pile of rubble, and they claimed thousands of lives with their defeat.
It was a terrible day in history and I’ll never forget it.
Where were you on this terrible day? Do you remember?
Once again, this week has been busy. My wife and I have worked on our house every night and progress is definitely visible! I’m excited to share photos with you tomorrow to give you a visual on what we’ve done so far, and how close we are to completion.
As for the site, the subscribers are pouring in! I really can’t believe how huge this promotion has become. Apparently there are quite a few people out there that would love to win an iPad 2! 🙂
When the promotion started, my subscriber numbers were hovering around 210. As of this morning, Feedburner reports that I have 423 subscribers! My numbers have more than doubled and I am ecstatic! It looks like I might hit my astronomical goal of 500 after all.
As for the eBook, I have not taken a look at it this past week. There are many excuses, but the biggest reason is the house. Every waking moment is going toward its completion. Plus, it’s been kind of fun! 🙂
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.