What a difference a day makes.


What a difference a day makes, after a hot, humid and soggy Saturday, today’s weather was a breath of fresh air.

There was a cool breeze when I headed out in the brilliant sunshine and I took my camera along in case anything interesting crossed my path.

What a difference a day makes … history-wise as well.

We will never forget the events that transpired fifteen years ago today, because the images are ingrained in our minds forever.

I recall that the day began bright and sunny, much like today, only it was very warm.

I was at work and watched the events unfold in disbelief with my co-workers, as we gathered around the television in the conference room. But, once I arrived home, we had to listen to the day’s events and aftermath on the radio, since our home was being painted and wallpapered throughout and the TV was not accessible, as it was tucked away until the job was over.  So, we relied on the descriptions provided by the radio news media and caught up with those  images of fire, smoke, ash and anguished faces that accompanied the newspaper stories the following day.

Earlier today, I hopped onto Twitter to see what remembrances were trending and found #Remembering 911 and #neverforget. I’ve spent the better part of the afternoon looking at photos and reading some stories about that fateful day, like this longish article about one of the 200 people who jumped from the Twin Towers on 9/11, and the photographer, Richard Drew, who memorialized his fall.  It was both interesting and sad; I didn’t remember the facts of that story as it was told here:  http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/

Recalling that poignant day makes us want to hug our family members and hold them close.

In that vein, today is National Grandparents Day, so do something grand and reach out to your grandparents if you are lucky enough to do so. If they are no longer here, just close your eyes and choose a special memory about them on this day when our hearts choose to remember simpler times, before September 11, 2001 changed our lives forever.

This angel adorns a yard that I pass while on my daily walk – I thought it was perfect to use for today’s post.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to What a difference a day makes.

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    I was seated watching television when a newscaster blurted in. In amasment I saw a building tumble. It didn’t register for awhile. I just watched in amasement and prayed.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……….thank you for portraying the angel statue for this horrific date that we’ll always remember………………………..


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