Friday, September 11, 2015

Where were you on 9/11?


14 years ago today as my mom and I were pulling into Låsby, Denmark we heard the horror of what was unfolding in New York City at the Twin Towers.

I went frantically in search of English television. The wonderful people at Hotel Låsby Kro set us up in one of their meeting rooms and got the TV working. We were on our way to Copenhagen and this event altered the tone for the rest of our trip. 

When air space finally reopened around the world a week later, we headed home. It was a constricting feeling to know that the only way back to Canada was by flight. 

My moment of levity came when security confiscated my mother's toe clippers at the Copenhagen airport. Yep, even this sweet old lady from Canada was not above suspicion. Her weapon was seized. 

Any person conscious on September 11, 2001 will forever be able to answer "Where were you on 9/11?" Sadly, our world changed in that moment. I wish for the good old days.

2 comments:

  1. I remember vividly seeing the news broadcast our instructor placed in the screen. Will never forget the confusion. I was just looking into my career in limousine service at that point. Wasn't sur eif we were going to war or what was going to happen.

    ~Eric B
    The Ottawa Limo Company

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