DC hounds, how are you--check in!
How are the 'hounds in the DC/VA area doing? We've spent time on NYC, but you guys are dealing with the same tragedy. Will you post? Prayers for your safety.
Wow, yes. How callous of me and the other new yorkers here. On the other hand, I'm not sure we had any pentagon people on site. But...who knows? Any DC regulars know any regulars who might conceivably be in the Pentagon? CapHill, etc?
Also, it's almost been lost in the shuffle, but we also had four major major plane crashes yesterday. That alone would have been the news story of the decade, but the enormity of the tragedy has many of us paying very little attention to those victims.
re: Jim Leff
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:33:25 EDT
sweet mother of god you chowhounds are the best. I work in the Pentagon
but was not here at the time...to my GREAT disappointment (am a reporter).
My desk is a safe distance away from the blast...the magnitude of this
hasn't sunk in becuase I have been so busy.
(ps: Red's Eats, Wiscasset Maine: Best Lobster ROll in the world.)
re: Melanie Wong
I, too, work at the Pentagon but wasn't there at the time. Miraculously, everyone from my office (100+ people)--only a few hallways away from where the plane hit--got out safely. There was one casualty on my staff--a gentleman who had left that morning for a business trip and was on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon. This is all so horrific--almost impossible to process. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this enormous tragedy.
I work at Georgetown University Hospital, and we were put on disaster alert yesterday for an onslaught of patients that fortunately never arrived. (I wouldn't be able to say that, if the plane that crashed in PA had successfuly reached its intended target in DC.) A nurse and a patient on my ward (psychiatry) both have relatives missing, who worked in the World Trade Center. A recent patient, a truly wonderful person, who works in the Pentagon, is apparently missing. It seems that just about everyone has lost someone, or knows someone who has experienced the loss of someone they loved or knew.
I'm still here. Vacated my particular Dept. of Justice building. Don't know anyone who works at the Pentagon or the WTC. I'm supposed to travel to New Orleans next month and I can't bring myself to make the reservation.
Wow. This site is amazing. I'm really sorry, I should have posted here and let you know that I was ok. Jim Leff - you are really something else :) - contacted me and I sent him a note and then Geoff e-mailed me to tell me to get the hey online and post here, so I'm really sorry for not doing this sooner.
Had a brief moment of chaos and confusion when we were evacuated from the Senate and then have spent much of my time locating friends and contemplating what has happened to us. I have a friend still missing from WTC - someone I've known since college, husband and father. We are fearful for him. So have been thinking hard about life lately.
I hope that all of our posters are well and safe and their loved ones too. I wish you all safety and peace.
Bill McColl (CapHill)