September 11, 2014

School on 9/11

The kids in high school today do not remember 9/11 overall. T was four years old. He knows where we were and what we were doing. But, he didn't really understand it at the time and obviously understands it more now than then, but those aren't his memories. His memories are not of the horror. His now is the horror of what it was.

This is a funny story that happened today in school... during a not funny day.

T said they were at school and the school priest came on the broadcast system to do his 9/11 prayer. He started to pray for the victims and their families and his cell phone went off. His ring tone went throughout the speaker system of the school... Cher's Do you Believe in Life after Love?

T said they were all looking at each other completely confused.

As if the entire thing were not ridiculous enough, he said it became this huge earworm and no matter where he went, someone was humming it or singing it, in a class, in the halls... all day.

We could not quit laughing.

On a more somber note, but uplifting, if you have not watched the video Boatlift, you should. It does the heart right... being an American.

Posted by Boudicca at September 11, 2014 08:46 PM

I watched Boatlift yesterday. Brought tears to my eyes and filled my heart.


Posted by: Jilly at September 12, 2014 04:48 PM