View Full Version : What are ya gonna do tomorrow 9/11 ?

Joe (SoCal)
09-10-2010, 11:08 AM
Ill be here,


as I've always been for the past 9 years. If they need help ringing the bell for every soul lost that day I'll lend a hand.

I still find it hard to do anything other than remember and bow my head in silence.

Peter Kalshoven
09-10-2010, 11:48 AM

09-10-2010, 12:34 PM
I'm going to live my life in the present, not dwell on the past..... It's important to learn from history, not re-live it over and over and over.

Bob Adams
09-10-2010, 12:51 PM

09-10-2010, 01:55 PM
I'll be at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio talking with our service men and women.

09-10-2010, 02:02 PM
A boat ride to and exploration of Wassaw Island--a guided tour offered by the University of GA Oceanographic Institute.

09-10-2010, 02:10 PM
I'm gonna sleep in, dig under some buckwheat in the garden, and maybe sow some fall rye and vetch. Prolly go to the Farmer's Market in the morning too. I've got a guy coming to paint the back fence in the afternoon; I'd rather keep the money and do it myself, but John needed the work.

I'm terribly sorry that a whole lot of people were murdered 9 years ago, but I'm not going to turn 9/11 into a statutory holiday. For me, it will be a Saturday in early Fall.

David W Pratt
09-10-2010, 02:18 PM
Observe a personal moment of silence.

09-10-2010, 02:35 PM
I'm going to go kayaking around the lake and then a Mexican dinner at the sailing club. I will enjoy my freedoms and not let the deeds of terrorist mamas boys spoil my day.

09-10-2010, 02:38 PM
Shoot schooners and catboats.

And mourn the stupidity with which my country has managed the entire thing.

Fearful people do stupid things. It seems my country is full of timorous people.

Kevin G
09-10-2010, 02:40 PM
Church, then Beetle Cat sailing


09-10-2010, 02:41 PM
I'm going out to the boat tomorrow. I was planning on coming back a little early to watch Rev. Jones' Koran Konflagration fer Khrist on CNN but I guess that show was canceled.

09-10-2010, 02:55 PM
Sailing, too. But not until after my daughter's soccer game. Maybe playing with the puppy, if we actually get him tonight.


09-10-2010, 03:42 PM
im gonna burn some bibles

09-10-2010, 03:48 PM
im gonna burn some bibles.

You can do that and there will be no Riots , Threats of retaliation, Presidents telling you about Good and bad Angel's, FBI showing up at your door, Press coverage, Generals, Fund raising, Sticky note threads.

09-10-2010, 03:50 PM

You can do that and there will be no Riots , Threats of retaliation, Presidents telling you about Good and bad Angel's, FBI showing up at your door, Press coverage, Generals, Fund raising, Sticky note threads.Yeah. He didn't give the national media anything like enough lead time. Next go round, work up a better communications plan!

Glen Longino
09-10-2010, 03:56 PM
im gonna burn some bibles

Burn bobbys and yourself while you're at it!;)

09-10-2010, 04:03 PM
I'm going to live my life in the present, not dwell on the past..... It's important to learn from history, not re-live it over and over and over.

Yep, that an when you step inside a church the altar catches fire.


It's 11/9 here, we had just moved to NZ when all this bs started......I had a leatherman in my carry-on luggage.....simpler days.

Today I'm waiting for the fire brigade to come and help knock down our chimney. When I think of the 9/11 attacks, I always think of the fire brigade.

09-10-2010, 04:07 PM
I'm gonna be semi reclined in a chair and spend several hours watching blood go up one tube and out the other.

09-10-2010, 04:53 PM
I'm thinking of juevos rancheros for breakfast then a short bike ride to the kayak store to install a rudder, enjoy the day and folks I meet, although I am a bit primed to go postal on the next car that thinks turning in front of me is of no consequence. I'm this close (maybe a digits width) to letting the collision happen just so I can see the dent in their car.

Bob Adams
09-10-2010, 04:58 PM
im gonna burn some bibles

I wonder which banned moron this is?

09-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Going to my towns Patriot day rememberance at the park.

09-10-2010, 05:27 PM
I'm gonna think a lot about Peter, as I do every year at this time:




I knew him as "Bear". Ironically, he liked religion and the study of religion and was fond of the Koran. He may have even had a copy on his "flight".

Osborne Russell
09-10-2010, 05:33 PM
I'm going to watch the Know Nothings grapple with the slowly dawning realization that Muslims have lived in great numbers America for over a century as a matter of right. They're juggling learning that with learning why evolution is wrong but the rest of biology is right. In the evening, tearful torchlight parades to wave the flag and listen to their leader, Beck the Mormon.

09-10-2010, 05:36 PM
"Bear" was my radio call sign in Lao/Cambodia/Northrun' Thailand....

09-10-2010, 05:39 PM
It's my Granddaughter's birthday, so I will be thinking of her.

Keith Wilson
09-10-2010, 05:42 PM
I'll celebrate my birthday, like every year since 1955.

Milo Christensen
09-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Our minister has urged his parishioners to attend an all faiths gathering at Michigan State and listen to Episcopalians reading from an English translation of the Qu'ran for two hours.

Happy Birthday, Keith.

Bob Adams
09-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Our minister has urged his parishioners to attend an all faiths gathering at Michigan State and listen to Episcopalians reading from an English translation of the Qu'ran for two hours.

Happy Birthday, Keith.

That could be interesting, people may discover it's not the manual of evil some think it is.

09-10-2010, 06:45 PM
I'll be supporting the American economy by slaving away in the shop, at least for a few hours. Then I'll snap on the big jenny and do my best to get some green water on the deck of my Typhoon. That should take my mind off the idiocy that runs rampant throughout the world.

09-10-2010, 07:08 PM
I'll say a prayer for the lives that were lost, wish for peace for those who remain - especially those that still stuggle, and say a prayer that such a thing never happens again. On our soil or any other.


09-10-2010, 07:18 PM
I'm going to watch a lot of college football. I don't feel the need to wait around until 9/11 to remember those who died.

09-10-2010, 07:24 PM
I think I'll c&p articles about imperial overreach.


09-10-2010, 08:48 PM
thanks BOB I was gonna say something but you beat me to it

Not that i am in hurry but does tylers ban ever end?

TD may be banned, but I do believe the man behind the mask walks among us. New mask.

09-10-2010, 09:06 PM
What will I do? I will go on living my life, hugging my loved ones, and telling them I love them when ever possible.

09-10-2010, 09:31 PM
I'm going to recite the Pledge of Allegiance,and say a prayer.There is nothing that anyone can do,to undo the heartache,and the damage to the Hero's that ran in,showed up,and the family's that still suffer from the devastation, thats been done to thousands. God Bless their souls.

Ed Harrow
09-10-2010, 09:31 PM
I think I'm to experience the happiest day in a boat owner's life. While I wait on that I'll probably think about kindness, and of those who embody it.

09-10-2010, 11:05 PM
Going to the antique boatshow and fleamarket in Reedville, VA and after that I need to cut some grass. Hopefully there will be some time left and a little wind to work on my sailing skills.

09-10-2010, 11:06 PM
I think it's great you go to a memorial service Joe.

We thought about headed to the Port Townsend Show, but are taking the ferry to Juneau instead.

09-10-2010, 11:07 PM
I'm going to drive south to Port Townsend, I think. If they'll let me cross the border. And if my car doesn't explode. It's been making some odd noises lately.

09-10-2010, 11:53 PM
It's my Granddaughter's birthday, so I will be thinking of her.
I realised later that it's the 11th here today but I'm sure Lotus will celebrate her birthday tomorrow seeing how she is in Milwaukee.

Bob Adams
09-11-2010, 06:00 AM
I think I'm to experience the happiest day in a boat owner's life. While I wait on that I'll probably think about kindness, and of those who embody it.

Did you sell your boat Ed?

Anyway, I just got to work and downloaded a pipe version of Amazing Grace. At 8:46 AM Eastern, it goes out over the plant PA system.

09-11-2010, 06:08 AM
I was thinking about the terror of those trapped with no way out and the bereaved families. But also of the ongoing health problems of the emergency services personell, the volunteers, the ordinary New Yorkers who just happened to be close by.
BTW, what happened about that blocked legislation re ongoing treatment for emergency personell whose health has been ruined by the toxic dust they were working in?

Russ Manheimer
09-11-2010, 08:38 AM
I'm sitting on the porch on this beautiful late Summer morning remembering the confetti I saw at 8:46 nine years ago. And then I'm going to go work on Sjogin to keep what beauty I can in this wonderful world.


Jim Mahan
09-11-2010, 09:33 AM
"...life in the present, not dwell on the past.....
One of the apparently cryptic things attributed to Jesus in the gospels, "Let the dead bury the dead."

09-11-2010, 11:22 AM
Watching the US Open tennis tournament from NY. Nadal's match starts in about five minutes.

Ed Harrow
09-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Did you sell your boat Ed?


Just one of them (a JY-15), we're now down to five... I was surprised to learn yesterday that Hunter is no longer making any of the JY line of boats after buying them out several years ago.

Back to the topic - It was a two hour drive to where we met, about an hour before I got on the road home for another two hour drive. I got to think a lot about kindness, see many American flags, and hear what has to be the best rendition of the Star Spangled Banner I've ever heard. It was played on WCUW in Worcester, at the end of their program, 'Sounds of Scotia'. I did not, unfortunately, get the woman's name who sang it. She could actually hit all the notes with no effort.

Now I get to think about the stuff that was stolen out of Mum's barn. The list gets longer, and includes items made by my grandfather.

Y Bar Ranch
09-11-2010, 05:53 PM
A fine day.

Got up this morning to go flying, and had to wait a while for my friend with the plane to show up from Johnstown because Michelle Obama was flying in on her way to Shanksville, and they held all planes on deck until she'd landed and left the airport. She zipped through, and he came on up.

Went flying, came back and glued the outer stems and sterns onto my stripper kayak. Loaded up the S&G kayaks on the car, took the dog, wife, and kids to the local lake, and everyone played. I ripped off six rolls in a row, which made me feel good. Another kayak dude was there playing around, and checked out my roll. Said I was bringing my body up early, but it looked solid otherwise. Cool.

Came home and took the power planer to the stem and stern pieces and trimmed them to close shape. Will finish up with the hand plane tomorrow, then sand and glass. Bottom of the hull will be done.

Time for PSU/Alabama game. Go Big Blue.

Bob Adams
09-11-2010, 06:09 PM
I'll only say that the playing of Amazing Grace in my plant was well, and tearfully recieved. I don't think I'll be disciplined.

Ed Harrow
09-11-2010, 08:15 PM
If there's one piece of music that will absolutely turn me into a blob of protoplasmic jelly, that is the one. It was sung for me, once, and my relationship with it will never be the same. Good on you.

SAM took me to a concert tonight - not on my agenda - a nice, thoughtful selection, not too melancholy, not too patriotic, just about right. Outside, under the stars towards the end, and just a bit on the cool side.

09-11-2010, 08:24 PM
I failed to get green water on the deck, but the Missus and I had a lovely afternoon sail down the lake and back. The air is getting a bit nippy, and the birches are starting to turn on the hillsides. A nice escape.

09-11-2010, 08:30 PM
I worked about 1.5 hours south in San Jose this morning. up at 0300 on site at 0700 and leaving for home at 1130..
Got home and went for a drive to Freestone, Ca. http://www.wildflourbread.com/ Had a couple scones.. drove in to Sebastapol.. stopped at some shops.. had some BBQ and Fish Tacos. found a junkshop in Gurneville, CA. and bought a brand new Brad nailer for $25.
Went to Jenner,CA. drove the coast down to Bodega bay then home.....

found out one of the guys on a fishing forum I'm a member of was the Guy that got burned in San Bruno Gas fire.... he watched his girlfriend burn to death.....

My troubles are insanely small.......

God bless us all..

09-12-2010, 05:19 AM
Chased this around for a few hours in the afternoon:


And then went to PJs in Wellfleet for supper and found this heron dancing in the dark at the Herring River in Wellfleet:


Milo Christensen
09-12-2010, 06:18 AM
Seems like quite a few of us spent the day by not dwelling on the past and terrorism, but living our normal lives and living them well. And isn't that the best revenge?

09-12-2010, 07:29 AM
I was really dead on my feet when I got home yesterday......Charley helped me up the stairs....I checked mail, oblivious to any noise around me, and drank a super large drink cup full of ice water before I got home....Charley filled it up again from the fridge while I turned on the machine to check mail and got undressed.....I checked in then he played with it for 10-15 minutes and I drifted off to never, never land. Woke up around 8...a piece of fruit and glass of milk, and thought the neighbors had their stereo up a bit loud but didn't complain.....went back to bed, crashed and burned...woke up at a bit after 10 and music still making the walls shake....then I realized it that it was the real live band in the park near the fire station.....for veterans. and they were playing most of the night apparently...I could still hear them at almost 11.

Scott Rosen
09-12-2010, 04:38 PM
Took a leisurely 35 mile bike ride through some nice country.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs431.snc4/47400_1559873567586_1557711507_31437705_4511493_n. jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs619.snc4/57902_1559874047598_1557711507_31437709_4879957_n. jpg

If you look closely, you can see the tobacco hanging in the barn.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs605.snc4/58524_1559874287604_1557711507_31437711_5071695_n. jpg

Ed Harrow
09-12-2010, 05:00 PM

This is at the concert. A wide range of ages and hair color. LOL.


One might not know it from this photo, but she was having a grand time.

Scott - I looked at that second photo and said, "Tobacco barn." Sounding like an old fart, I can remember driving to my grandparents, before the Interstates, and the fields of Connecticut were dotted with tobacco barns.

09-13-2010, 07:01 AM
I realize I am checking in a little late on this thread.

At the risk of sounding a bit self indulgent, I have learned that we never know what is going to happen 10 minutes from now. This lesson was learned the hard way for me, an awakening of past life experiences and the time spent with some amazingly talented Surgeons and Doctors for which I owe my chance for a long life.
So back to the subject of this thread. Yesterday I spent being thankfull to all of the good fortune my life has brought to me and while respecting those who have not had the same chances. Too many good people and families were insensitivly devastated on 9/11, for that reason I think about them everyday. Thier memory should never be forgotten, and the reason it happened and the people responsible should never go unpunished.
My wife and I spent a quiet day around the dock at our house wishing the rain would stop, talking about our wonderful daughters and the fact that they realize the lesson I learned. We admire the fact that they "Get It", and they are living thier lives with purpose.

Ed Harrow
09-13-2010, 07:41 AM
I see we have some things in common... talented surgeons and doctors, and, in our case, one wonderful daughter, living her life with purpose. (and perhaps a copy of Odds Bodkins laying about)