We have a Mystery Spot winner (I guess it wasn’t as difficult as I thought!). She is Jane Haviland from Portage, MI. Please see end of this post for answer!
“Where were you when the world stopped turning, that September day?”
We’ve all heard that achingly sad song by Alan Jackson, written a few short days after the 9/11 tragedy.
I certainly remember. In the Public Information Office of the Dougherty County School System in Albany, GA, our back room was home to the Administration Building’s only TV set. We had it for emergency announcements during bad weather and to watch and record school system officials when they’d appear on the news or on local talk shows. That morning, having hardly walked out of the office next door – where the coffee machine was on our floor – I sat down to begin the morning’s projects. Suddenly, a lady from another office on our floor came running in, shouting, “Turn on the television! The World Trade Center has been hit by an airplane!”
So many thoughts ran through my mind at once. A plane? Small or large? And . . . how could a plane hit a building that big? Had the pilot died at the controls? What a unbelievable accident!
By the time we’d gathered around the TV and turned the channel to NBC, our minds were shattered by Katie Couric announcing a plane had flown into the second tower. We looked at each other in horror – this was no “accident”.
Each year Mackinac Island honors those who died in the Twin Towers – both the workers who were going about their normal business day in those two huge office towers, and the firemen, policemen, EMT’s and military who lost their lives trying to save whoever they could that morning.
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The object of the Mystery Spot is to be the first to identify where the object is located. When you think you have the answer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll check my email several times a day, and as soon as we have a winner, I’ll post the winner’s name at the top of this blog so you can stop guessing (you may have to refresh your page for this to show up). Is there a prize for the winner? Yes there is; but the prize is secret, and the only ones who will know what it is are the winners. To be fair, I’m asking residents of Mackinac Island to please NOT guess. This is just for readers who don’t live here . . . but would like to! And the Mystery Spot is . . . .
Again, please email your answers to me at email@example.com. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER IN THE “COMMENTS” SECTION OF THE BLOG. Remember, I’ll post the winner at the top of this blog as soon as someone gives the correct answer.
Personal Note: Thanks so much for all the “get well” wishes! I’m feeling much better, and I’m so glad I had some meds on hand to nip this little allergy bug in the bud! Ted’s blister wasn’t nearly as bad as the one he had last year, but it was bad enough! He’s doctoring it each morning and night, and we’re hoping it will be all better soon.
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