The sweet Irish Ali knows I've not been a blogging of late and sent me a little help. Thanks Ali for the meme push!!
The following are 5 major events and the impact they had on me:
Margaret Thatcher's resignation - November 22, 1990
Attack on the twin towers - September 11, 2001
This moment is unlike any other in my memory. It is the most vivid remembrance I have. (Yes, even more vivid than the birth of my children because dude, seriously? I'm a wuss and I was drugged.) Down to clothing, aromas, sounds and names, the most intricate details are there. I was in the pharmacy at the hospital, which is where I worked at the time. A co-worker came rushing down the aisle where I was standing along with 2 other co-workers and told us of the first plane. At the time it was thought to have been merely an accident and not one of the most horrific events in American history. Then the report of the second plane came and we were all dumbstruck. Several of us put aside our work for a moment and went to a nurses station where there was a t.v.. There we sat with many other employees, patients and visitors and watched as the towers burned and then fell. No one talked. No one said a word. But most of us cried. All around us, activity was continuing as usual in the hospital, it had to. But it felt almost profane for it to do so in light of what we were seeing.
England's World Cup semi final v Germany - July 4, 1990
President Kennedy's Assassination - November 22, 1963
Now on to the task of passing this bit of fun on...
I hereby nominate for the post of the What Were You Doing When Meme:
Meg of Meg's Garden
Jen of Lessons Learned
Courtney of Schiskablog
Sharon of Shae's Window to the Soul
and drumroll please......
Nancy of Nancy's Monablog