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For Those Who Didn’t Come Home…September 11 2001

I remember that day even though I was in Louisiana at the time, far away from the site. I remember exactly what I was doing at the time and I’m sure many of us have it embedded in our minds. It affected the world and I can not imagine what it must have been like for those close by as Susannah was. Let it go? NO. Thanks for the great post Susannah. ~Elle


images-6 Has it really been 15 years since the day that changed the world?

I had just turned 47 in July, feeling vital and free, as I left my house that beautiful Tuesday morning, en route to work.

Needless to say, that job never happened, as I was stopped by a man who said, we were under attack and should collect our loved ones and get ready to leave.


My loved ones, at the time, consisted of Missy the Cat who was certainly going wherever I was going.

Once what happened set it, I flew to Petco to buy a carrier as they were about to re-bolt the doors.

“NO NO,” I screamed…as a sweet, young man let me in.  That’s one of the things I remember so well about the day…how kind and helpful we all were to each other.

To paraphrase Theodore Roosevelt…

We Stood at Armageddon, and we…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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