Wednesday, September 11, 2013
[1857 - Mormons massacre about 120 wagon train emigrants at Mountain Meadows, Utah]
[1862 - O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), short story writer, born in Greensboro, North Carolina]
[1885 - D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence, writer, born in Eastwood, Nottingham shire, England]
[1906 - Freeman Edgar Lusk, actor, born
in Huntington Park, California]
[1909 - Anne Seymour (Eckert), actress, born in New York City]
[1913 - Paul William 'Bear' Bryant, college
football coach, born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas]
[1924 - Tom Landry, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, born in Mission, Texas]
[2001 - Religious fanatics destroy the World Trade Center, damage the Pentagon, and cause loss of three civilian airliners]
What kind of a man could write about that day?
How find the right words; what would they say?
Shock, Horror, Fear, Anger, Grief and Mourning.
We passed through all stages in a single morning.
The TV pictures of the twin towers falling.
Counting the victims; the losses appalling.
Then awful darkness that shrouded Manhattan,
Searing each brain with its terrible vision.
But William remembered an earlier horror,
An image from childhood filled with terror.
Peered at the cloud that hung like a drape,
Was relieved that it formed no mushroom shape.
William's Whimsical Words:
Duck and cover.
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