Whatcom County man was glued to TV while visiting Africa

I have vivid memories of the 911 attack. On Sept 10, while getting in condition for an African safari, I took a bad fall and my right ankle was put in a walking cast. I thought I would have to cancel my trip.

On 911 I was up early because of pain. I turned on TV just as the second plane hit the tower. I watched every minute of news all day and could not believe that something like this could happen in our great country.

I remained glued to TV all day and learned that all overseas travel was cancelled. This was a double whammy because I could barely walk and I could not get a refund of money paid for my trip.

After several anxious days I made the trip under a pall of gloom. 911 and my personal problems that day will never be forgotten.


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