Mudcat Café message #1425666 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78889   Message #1425666
Posted By: Teresa
03-Mar-05 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Where were you when.......
Subject: RE: BS: Where were you when.......
Wow, 'spaw, I was away from the 'cat then. When 9-11 happened, I was stunned and didn't quite believe it. I think it took about a half-hour for it to fully sink in.

Two other events: Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 in northern california ... I was busking in the subway station and didn't bother to panic, thinking I was about to die. Well, I was fine, but some were not.   ;( I remember thinking that I very easily could have been in the epicenter of that one, where one woman was killed by a beam in downtown Santa cruz.

Desert Storm: I was buying a book and was at the checkout counter at the UC Berkeley bookstore when I heard the news on the radio. I was so overwhelmed with grief and anger that I don't remember how I finished the purchase, but I went outside quickly and burst into tears.