Monday, April 19, 2010

Playlist of my life-15 years ago-I remember

Edited to add link at bottom.

I pulled up Kristie's blog and looked at my clock.
Remembering 15 years ago.

Playlist of my life:

15 years ago I heard the sound of Oklahoma's news stations interrupting the normal broadcast in Colorado Springs. How strange to hear them on TV in Colorado. Their little intro jingles and cutting away sounds being played in the wrong state.

I was in Colorado. I was living there. I was actually at Jay's parents house that morning. I had been snowed out of getting home the night before. I was the only one there, and I remember Jay's Mom opening the garage door.

I think about where I was when I heard. I remember the look on Jay's mom's face as she came in from her car in the garage saying I had to turn on the TV. I think about how far away I felt watching from the TV in Jay's parents family room. Watching the newscasters that were from home, on TV in Colorado. I think about how I had just been home visiting the weekend before, and I had just been downtown. I remember the busy signal on the phone, over and over again as I tried to call home. I remember going about my day in a daze and looking at everyone else going on with their lives. I remember pouring water for someone at a table that night at work thinking they had no idea what was going on just a few states away. I remember a few co-workers talking about it, and hearing them saying to go easy on Alisa tonight. I remember feeling sad, and strange, and confused. I didn't know anyone that was hurt, but I felt like I did. It was my home.

I remember the stories. I remember hearing others connections with those that were downtown that day. I remember the stories of those that didn't make it downtown that day. I remember the stories of those that knew someone in the building.

Just like I remember hearing about the Challenger explosion, the Columbine shootings, the events of 9-11, I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard about the Oklahoma City bombing.

What do you remember?
Where were you?

Edited to add this link:
Oklahoma City Bombing- By NewsOK


Meghan said...

I was in AP American History. It is basically the only thing I remember from that class.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh, Alisa. I'm so sorry. It was so real for you wasn't it?

I don't remember specifically where I was when I heard about it. I do remember the conflicting reports however and how it just didn't make sense why someone would hurt so many innocent people.