|September 14, 2001|
are your friends and loved ones who may have been in NYC or Washington?My family and close
friends are all safe, but it seems almost inevitable that I'll have some connection to one
of the thousands dead. All those people.
Beverly Hills, CA USA I know no one in NYC currently, but my prayers are with those who do. Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario CANADA Ain't got none of them. A-Dog, 18
McMinnville, OR USA I have a friend who was in the Pentagon-luckily he got out okay, but it's a shock to him and the entire situation has left him in pieces. Angela, 16
Bella Vista, AR USA Fortunately everyone is fine. I have quite a lot of friends in NYC and remarkably no one was hurt - only one of them works in the Financial District at all, and he started vacation on Monday so he was all the way up past 70th. And as for DC it seems I was the one people worried about, and I'm fine. etoile, 20
Washington, DC USA I know of noone who was in NY or DC. Everyone I personally know all live in TX or CA. I pray for those who were effected by this tragedy. Stephanie, 25
TX USA I thank God that noone I know personally was in either of these places. My brother lives in Pittsburgh and when I heard that a plane had gone down there my heart dropped. Thankfully, he is OK and was, in fact, many miles away from the crash. Still, I am so sad and angry that this has happened to all those people, even if I don't personally know them. It's impossible to put my emotions into words. Jennifer, 19
Wilkes-Barre, PA USA My mothers company had a branch office not too far from the WTC and everybody's okay. I have another friend who was going to be in Manhattan on Tuesday but had her plans altered. I've also heard a lot of second hand stories of other close calls but haven't heard from anybody who's lost someone yet. Alias Irrelevante So FAR everyone's fine... if by fine you include shocked and devistated Talia, 24
Wilton, CT USA Luckily, my cousin was out of D.C. and my roommate's friend was not at the World Trade Center. So everybody I know of is okay. Karen, 21
Marshalltown/Ames, IA USA All my close friends in New York seem to be shocked but okay. As I lived in the city, and worked in Wall Street for a number of years, I still fear that some of my acquaintances will prove to be victims. Jane, 60
West Linn, OR USA i have none there right now, fortunately. . mothmc, 37
Los Angeles, CA USA My family is from central NJ and my sisters and brothers live within 40 miles of NYC. Thank God they are all safe, but they are very upset by the attack in NY. My sister-in-law is an emergency room nurse and has been on call. She has treated the "walking wounded" -- mostly for breathing problems, eye problems and cuts and scrapes. One of my closest friends lives in the financial district but works in midtown. Thank God she was at work early on Tuesday. Her brother, who also works in mid-town, made her go to their parents' house in NJ. Two other friends who work in the WTC are safe. One got out of the building. The other one wasn't there because her train was late. I heard that a former colleague's daughter was on one of the flights. I can't imagine. Laura, 36
Lowell, MA USA My father-in-law and his wife live in VA and work in DC. She was on her way to work at the state department when she heard the reports on the radio. Soon after that the state department was closed and she turned around and drove home. He was in Germany for the state department and due to come home on Tues. He is still in Germany with no way to get back to the states. I also have friends who live and work in Maryland. While they were not directly connected, they were close enough to receive effect such as closed work and school and worry about loved ones who work in DC. However, by Wed AM, all of their friends and reletives in the area had been found to be fine and their lives are returning to normal. I do not know anyone in New York and my friends from other places were only minimally effected by the tradgedy - as was I. I grieve for those who have had far bigger changes made to their lives than we have. Deb I am extremely lucky and I had no one I knew or was even accquainted with involved in those attacks. I don't know how I would handle someone I loved being involved with something like that, especially since i have little to no experience with the death of any loved ones. Dianne, 16
Ontario CANADA I have not lost family or friends in this tragedy. Many, many of my friends are grieving both for their loved ones and for our country and our civilization. We all have the larger griefs. Jill, 60
Saylorsburg, PA USA Thank God, everybody I know in those areas are OK... Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown I'm a native New Yorker and worked on Wall Street and Broadway having watched the Towers being built floor by floor in the late 60s and early 70s. I lost two friends that I know of so far, and I have yet to make contact with three others, one who worked on the 53rd floor, one on the 90th, and one elsewhere in Tower 2. It took me a day and a half just to reach my sister by telephone in the city. She's fine, but she works for the police department and is completely devastated by the loss of coworkers and friends. There are no words to express how I'm feeling right now. As a nation, we've ALL been robbed of so much this time. Each and every one of us. I'm a great lover of life and my fellow human being...but it's time to stop talking power and exhibit some, as the greatest nation on earth. Fisch, 46
Preston, CT USA I am lucky, as the only person I know well in the us is JUST out of the way in Long Island... What I'm sitting around thinking about though, is all the people I went to school with when I lived just ouside New York. I'm not in touch with any of them any longer, but ... it would be a mirricle if, living that close to NY none of the people I knew were not either involved themselves, or lost a relative or loved one. Alice, 21
I used to live in NYC and still friends there. I have friends in DC and I am living now near Boston where two of the planes hijacked originated. So for me there are many connections / proobabilies. Luckily all of those I know have experienced only shock and inconvenience. We should all be so fortunate.
Luckily my cousin who works in Manhattan made it down to the ferries and over to NJ before being hurt. I pray to my lucky stars that no one else I know was hurt, but my thoughts and prayers are with those who did lose people they loved!