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Ira & Carol Serkes
Pacific Union RE
Berkeley, CA USA


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Monday, September 11, 2006

We will never forget... never, never, never forget

On 2 Sep 2001 Carol and I took my mother Adele to Marcy & Bob's wedding in Scotch Plains, NJ.

I asked my mom what she wanted to do, and she said "take me for a ride through Manhattan". I love New York (I was born in Manhattan and grew up in The Bronx) and was delighted to oblige. We drove past the Statue of Liberty, then stopped in Jersey City to admire the lower Manhattan skyline.

That's when I took this photo, which has been accepted into the "Here Is New York" exhibit of photographs from the World Trade Center. I'm writing this at 8:25 am on 11 Sep 2006, and the site isn't coming up.... there are many other people accessing http://hereisnewyork.org, I'm sure.

While in Jersey City, I also took this serene movie of a quiet Sunday afternoon in lower Manhattan, a tugboat travelling up the Hudson, a fishing boat heading to New York Bay, the Winter Garden, Twin Towers, and Woolworth Building.

One advantage of being a New Yorker was knowing there was a TKTS half price booth for Broadway shows at the World Trade Center... so on Tue 4 Sep 2001 at about 9:30 am I drove down to lower Manhattan, dropped Carol off at the World Trade Center, and kept circling around till she came out with the tickets.

One week later....


At 4:57 AM, Blogger Gena said...

Ira, Great commentary on New York and the Twin Towers. You are right, 'We will never forget...never, never, never forget". Thank you for sharing your picture!


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