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  • #41
    That is IT! I can't believe this. My uncle that I have never met has just come in last night, thank goodness he had a flight last night. But my aunt was supposed to come tonight and now I may not get to meet her. My heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones. But we all have lost something in this, and I hope we find who is responsible and that Bush does 'em in. Wish I was still in the Marines, I would go squash them myself!!!!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img]

    My 1966 Chevy Truck kicks butt!!!
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    An awkward colt often becomes a beautiful horse .


    • #42
      I suggest everyone take a few minutes and form a plan of action if you have to evacuate or whatever. Where is your closest bomb shelter? Maybe pack a quick bag if you are home.
      Man plans. God laughs.


      • #43
        God bless those New Yorkers and Washingtoninans who are now helping in this tragedy. May I say, on behalf of NYC, that New Yorkers are the greatest, gutsiest people on the earth. I know there are many, many living angels among them now helping clear paths for ambulances and nursing the wounded. Never forget, you can't defeat The City.


        • #44
          thank you jolie we new yorkers do get a bad rap sometimes!!


          • Original Poster


            I just walked across the street to my neighborhood church and said a prayer for your husband. I've never been a very religious person before but I prayed for everyone...the police, fire, citizens..all the innocents in this horror.
            "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
            ignorance!" Officer Beck


            • #46
              All planes that were airborn are now accounted for, so hopefully this madness is over.
              Man plans. God laughs.


              • #47
                I dont know how to thank you enough!!! You are a truley wonderful person. I just talked to him a few minutes ago but he couldn't talk. he just let me know that he loved me and that he was ok!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

                Barb [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]


                • #48
                  Thank goodness, Gwen! Here in Southampton we are numb--so many of our neighbors are NYC residents...in fact, I can only see one house from my house that doesn't belong to a "city" dweller....we are caretakers for a New York family, needless to say we are very anxious....
                  Inner Bay Equestrian


                  • Original Poster

                    Thank God he is safe!!!! When he gets home tonight, hold him and tell him you love him. Oh, One main word of advice...make sure once all this is over that he get's to a Critical Incident Stress debriefing. It will help him start to deal with the horror's he is seeing today.
                    "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
                    ignorance!" Officer Beck


                    • #50
                      brilyntrip and I, who both live in Southampton, were speaking on the phone as the second tower collapsed...the phone went dead! I called her right back and it worked--how unnerving!!!
                      Inner Bay Equestrian


                      • #51
                        Someone just told me that 2 planes are still up there?
                        Man plans. God laughs.


                        • #52
                          That's what they are currently reporting.
                          "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                          • #53
                            still trying to get through to a friend in jersey. her brother works at th WTC. my heart is in my throat. i use to be able to see the towers from a hidh spot in my town. it makes me sick. i want to go pull my kid out of school but i'm trying to be brave


                            • #54
                              I'm all the way in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and the are evacuating buildings just down the street!!!!


                              • #55
                                I am in shock! Yes mary an di were in fact talking and the phone did go dead ! I am now worried that my mom who lives in Watergate should evacuate but all phone lines are busy ! I am praying !


                                • #56
                                  All the people being evacuated out of DC are stuck, the bridges are closed, I395 is shut down and the Metro is closed.

                                  My brother in law called to say he is okay but can't get out of the city so is going to a bomb shelter.

                                  I am praying for everyone. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
                                  "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."


                                  • #57
                                    SMC, be a "wuss" and take your kid out. I can't imagine going through this without your family. My mom lives and works in Boston and I was freaking out, but she's trying to get out of the city. I'm sure you won't be the only parent.


                                    • #58
                                      Make sure if you evacuate that you can provide for your precious animals. I know we love them like our kids here...Remeber, plenty of food, water. Don't leave them tied up, if they are indoors, fill a bunch of foods and waters - if you are staying at a shelter it may be a while before you return. Oh, make sure they also have some kind of tags on them. I'm just sick....
                                      Over 150,000 lives lost at this point - moms, dads, sons, daughters [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

                                      Ride it Like You Stole It...
                                      The witchy witch witch of south central NC.


                                      • #59
                                        my mom just stopped by and gave me a hug and yes i am being very wussy because my husband works at the schools and i'm still a wreck! hey brilyntrip i hope your mom is oaky


                                        • #60
                                          I'm going crazy here in Israel, there are NO phone
                                          lines to the USA--I even tried calling friends in
                                          California and Colorado so the problem has to be
                                          in the trunk lines going across the Atlantic--and
                                          my brother works at 237 Park Avenue in Manhattan,
                                          and I think I saw the WTC out of his window once--
                                          does someone know NYC and can give me an idea
                                          of where 237 Park Avenue is in relation to ground
                                          zero? This BB is my only contact with north
                                          america now!! prayers--s.
                                          Under carefully controlled conditions of breeding, training, and care, a horse will do whatever it damn well pleases.