Contributor's location on 9/11:
Jersey City, New Jersey
July 26, 2007
My name is Cynthia Wilson and I was born on September 11, 1957. On September 11, 2001, I was at home getting ready to go to work. I was very happy that morning because GOD blessed me and woke me up that morning...I was 44 years old and everything was okay in my world. At 8:15 a.m. that morning I picked up a hand mirror that I had in the bathroom and somehow I dropped the mirror on the bathroom floor. The mirror hit the floor and burst in hundreds of tiny small pieces. Having been raised by a mother who was very superstitious..this was not a good thing. I immediately got very angry and said, "Damn!...what is going to happen to me now.
Nevertheless, I walked one block from my home and caught the bus to go to work. I happen to work downtown Jersey City...and, for some reason the traffic was very heavy that day going down Montgomery Street. I was seated in the back of the bus..very angry because I did not like the start of my day (breaking the mirror)..traffic was heavy which meant I would get to work late. And, I was not at all curious as to why everyone on the bus was trying to see what was going on and standing up looking out of the front of the bus. It was not until I got off of the bus on Grove Street and looked at the New York sky line that I realized both of the Towers were hit by airplanes.
Recently I learned that a young woman named Cynthia Wilson died in one of the Towers.....I will never forget this tragedy and Thank God everyday for his blessings
Story #37961, The September 11 Digital Archive
, 26 July 2007, <http://911digitalarchive.org/stories/details/37961>.
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