This Week…Remembering

By
Home Stager

This Week…Remembering

 

Every year around September 11, I find myself remembering where I was that day. I remember the numbness that I felt for days…watching video footage 24 hours a day…and wondering what was going to happen next. 

 

 

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Twenty-one years later, I still have a warm spot in my heart when I think about how we came together as a nation. Old Glory flew proudly everywhere and we also wore flag pins. 

 

 

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro




We were actually nice to each other! 

 

My hope is that as we mark the 21st anniversary of 9-11 we can put aside our differencesstop the name-calling…throw out the negativity and consider how great and powerful we are when we come together. 

 

remember

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future. William Wordsworth



I’d like to think that who we are as a country…as human beings…is so much better than what we’ve all been seeing lately.

 

Alone we can do so little; together we can

do so much. Helen Keller

 

 



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Comments (35)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin I couldn't agree more. There are factions that want to see this happen. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Thank you. Larry had to make me leave our home because I was glued to the news. 

Sep 10, 2022 10:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

faye schubert we need it desperately. We seem to be hung up on semantics and not real people. 

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley thank you. Hope your weekend is going well. 

Sep 10, 2022 10:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox I agree. I hope that our young people are learning about what happened. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I'm so glad that you do!!!  We fly ours and I have a US Flag charm that is with me always. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:08 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England it really is hard to believe. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and others it feels like so long ago. 

Thank you Roy Kelley And I wish you and Chef Dolores a wonderful weekend as well. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:10 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ray Henson   I really remember that kindness to others was all around us. My hope is that we can return to that. 

Nina Hollander, Broker You and I are on the same page. I don't want this day to become like other historical days...remembered only in text books. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:13 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider I echo your sentiments. We don't have to agree with everyone about everything but we need to be kinder to each other. 

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I pray every night that we will get back on track. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm I think that it is our duty to educate our young people about this. 

Sharon Tara so many stories and each one is a reminder that we are all human beings with feelings. I remember being glad that Larry was no longer on the list to be called up by the AF. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Carol Williams so do I. And yes, I believe there are elements that want to divide us. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:21 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathy - it's been on my mind all week remembering 9/11 and all that followed.  We watched a show this morning and it was like ti happened yesterday. Our flags are up and we'll be flying them all week as we always do in hopes our country can wake up and come back united as we were after 9/11.  Far to much division.....I pray for our country every day.

Sep 10, 2022 11:35 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

We lived in a corridor where commuter flights from Orange County went to Ontario Airport.  We also had at least four municipal airports close by.  For many days, the only sound coming from the sky were fighter jets flying low in formation a couple of times a day. It was so eeiry.  My husband worked at the Ontario Airport and had a high enough security classification to get emails that discussed the ongoing SoCal terrorist threat assessment and how it affected the airports.

Sep 10, 2022 11:51 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

What a deep scar I still have on my heart from that day. Tragedy beyond words.

Sep 10, 2022 11:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy 911 is a day I will never forget and will be posting a blog that I commented several years ago in remembrance to one of the most tragic days in our history.

Sep 10, 2022 12:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker In my prayers every night,  I ask that our country get back to what we have been and should be. 

 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®   It was a scary time for so many and I know that we were unaware of everything going on behind the scenes. 

Sep 10, 2022 04:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Rocky Dickerson You're so right. It's hard to put into words the feelings that we all had...disbelief, fear, sadness, loss...

George Souto I will look for it to read. 

Sep 10, 2022 04:38 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It truly scares me how long it has been to remember the twin towers; like it was yesterday Kathy 🙂

Sep 10, 2022 08:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I remember clearly where we were... Diane and I were sleeping and one of our friends , he used to be a client called on our land line and said turn the TV on.... and the rest was a painful morning for both  Diane & I to watch....Endre

Sep 10, 2022 10:16 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I remember so many things about the day and the weeks after. Especially the way the whole country came together as One United Nation. Not sure that would happen today the country is so divided. The video of Congress singing God Bless America should be played to Congress right now to show them how elected officials can work together for the common good of America.   Thank you for the thoughtful post

Sep 11, 2022 12:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That is a time I will never forget.

Sep 11, 2022 04:47 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I remember the 2004 election. We had constant news channels blasting abortion, racism, hate and I thought to myself...we have learned nothing. 21 years and the media has succeeded in dividing more than ever.

Sep 11, 2022 07:12 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I will never forget that day and the week that food. I was stranded in Memphis in a clients' conference with it being packed as we watched the second plane hit the tower.

I remember looking over across the river while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, 6 days after the attack and there was still smoke rising from the rubble

Sep 13, 2022 10:06 AM