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Re: Duty
Posted By: Howard, on host
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 18:11:55
In Reply To: Duty posted by Ellmyruh on Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 15:35:37:

> The reality of a possible war got a bit more real
> for me today. The print version of our newspaper
> comes out on Wednesdays, and a front page article
> began like this:
> "Her bags are packed and sitting by the door.
> Every time the phone rings she wonders if it will
> be the call she expects but hopes doesn't come.
> Every appointment is tentative. After Narrmayet
> Taonus heard of President George Bush's call up of
> 35,000 reserves, phrases like 'see you soon'
> aren't as certain any more."
> The article (linked below) goes on to tell about
> this 24-year-old student, who is also an employee
> of mine, as she's a photographer for the
> newspaper.
> Today, the day the article was published, she was
> called up. She has 48 hours to do things like
> tell us that she won't be around to take photos
> anymore, tell friends and family, and withdraw
> from school.
> I thought the events of Sept. 11 had hit close
> enough, but now it's gotten even closer.
> Ellmyruh
> ---
How's this for close. I was talking to my daughter a couple of days ago and she told me about her friend who was on flight 93. She was the mother of an infant and a toddler. Then she mentioned the first officer on the same flight. Said she used to kid him a lot.
In this kind of war, we're all soldiers.

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