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Thank you (and Staten Island thoughts)

September 18, 2001 04:52PM
<a href="[] src="/emote/ramt.gif" align=left hspace=8 vspace=4 border=0></a>] I've been saving a bunch of thoughts from the NY front gathered over the weekend.
I am fairly new here, so we don't really know each other through Pemberley or in person. Even so, your pesonal account cut through the numbing mess of media and even through the knowledge that people and i know and love have lost friends, to truly hit deep. Thank you for being brave enough to share all that.
I was actually in Staten Island all weekend. I'm from Connecticut, but both my parents are from Staten Island and I still have a huge network of relatives there (two big italian families). We had planned my sister's bridal shower for Saturday, and after learning that all the cousins were actually OK, decided to go ahead with it. We wanted a chance to get together, even if we couldn't celebrate. The stories, the worry, the relief to see everyone safe (or to know that they were safe but hard at work, there's a cop and firefighter in my family) is hard to describe.
Even weirder was the drive home. My Granmother's house is right off Richmond Road, near Doctor's hospital, so we definately couldn't see Manhattan from there. But crossing the Goethals Bridge I saw what's left of the skyline for the first time in person. It felt real in a whole new way. It made me want to cry- some of my favorite memories of Manhattan were watching the city approach from the Staten Island ferry. Its one thing to know something, but seeing even the physical destruction in person was horrible. I can't even imagine how is must kill the rescue workers to realize the human destruction up close. . .
I don't know if this rambling makes any sense or adds up to any one idea, but your story really affected me, so thank you for that.
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Golda September 18, 2001 12:06PM

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Golda September 18, 2001 04:55PM

» Thank you (and Staten Island thoughts)

Krista September 18, 2001 04:52PM

Well done!

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Thanks Golda.

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Thanks for the report, Golda

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Oh, my dear!

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Thank you Golda

Cheryl September 18, 2001 12:20PM

and from me

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