“9/11, I do remember where I was when 9/11 [happened].”

The beginning of the lockdowns was a very significant historical event. Can you remember where you were the first time you heard about another significant event in US history, like 9/11, the moon landing, or JFK’s assassination? 9/11, I do remember where I was at when 9/11 [happened]. 

I was working for an Allergy Center in Okemos and my husband — my ex-husband who was my husband then, we had just actually moved out of our house in Lansing and we were waiting for our house to be finished in Owasso. We had a two month, about a two month time gap and we had to live with my parents. We had two little kids, my daughter was like four or five and my son was not even a year old and I was at work. 

I was working at The Allergy Center in Okemos, and I remember some — oh, one of the girls called, her husband called and she came up front and told us that a plane had struck the towers and I remember thinking in my head. Oh my gosh. Somebody is so going to get fired for this. This is bad. They hired somebody that was drunk or that was stoned or something and he flew into the building. Oh my gosh, I thought for sure. I was like, oh, this is horrible. You know, I mean I had no idea it was going to get that bad. So I just, that was my first thought and then when it kept going and going and going.

I remember we had a patient in the room and she ran out in tears, one of her family members, I want to say maybe it was her brother or her brother in law or something worked in the Trade Center. And when the Trade Center went down, she ran out crying. Oh my gosh. It was awful. I remember watching it. All of us girls staff were in the doctor’s office watching it on his TV and I remember thinking you know, what is going on here. So, I don’t know it was just scary. It was super scary and it’ll be something I remember forever where I was and what I was thinking and everything when it happened. So yeah, that was horrible.

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