EIGHT YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE 9/11 Can You believe it?
Have any of you had after effects of 9-11? Ones that linger
even until today? I had to think about it for a second and
say YES to that question. Here’s what I came up with…
BEFORE 9/11 I had the rose colored glasses on, and felt
that the USA was invincible. NO ONE WOULD DARE MESS
WITH US. I was WRONG. I learned a lesson there.
Now if I see that breaking news on
the tv I get tense and think OH NO
NOT AGAIN!! People on US soil are out to get us
we know they are and we don’t know where they
BEFORE 9/11 I never watched the global news like
I do now. I feel a NEED to know what is going on all
over the world and keep informed. What affects them
has a lot to do with us it seems. We have so many troops
overseas fighting for us and never before have we had
BEFORE 9/11 I didn’t really worry about my gas tank
being pretty full in the car. NOW I keep it that way
a lot of the time if I can. I SAW first hand what happened
when a crisis hit and the prices skyrocketed and gouging
got out of hand. Sure the state government put a
halt to it but NOT UNTIL AFTER so many had purchased
their tank full already. We saw stores run out quickly of
staple items. Trucks could not load and get their goods
to the outlets as easily as they did. It made me think!
BEFORE 9/11 I never had a stash of secret cash on hand
in CASE I couldn’t get into the bank to get any. I am not
saying I have a ton of money hidden, but I am more prepared
than I used to be. I think many people are. There were no runs
on the bank that day it happened, but I admit I was in line at
the teller not an hour later to get some "in case" money. It
made me feel better to know I had extra.
BEFORE 9/11 I never had a pantry stocked like I do now. NO WAY!
I keep more staples of batteries and water and canned goods and
essentials now more than ever. It is a must as far as I am concerned.
You just never know when you will have to use them.
BEFORE 9/11 I was never alert to things going on around me
like I am now. We Americans were asked to "keep an eye" on
anything that didn’t seem quite right. I do that now. I have
really watched things with different eyes. I try to keep
my cell phone charged and watch for others around me
that might cause some harm to others. Who would ever
bring a bomb or gun inside a mall and cause harm?
It was almost unheard of back then.
tend to think being prepared is better than NOT being
prepared. The world sure changed because of that
horrible day. So many lives were lost, families changed forever, and
the country and world is different now. We all are different in
our own ways. Those of us who experienced it will forever
be changed. Hopefully the changes will be good ones.
Ó Caroldee 2009
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!!