Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Where Were You on 9-11-01? Remembering the Day

Where Were You on 9-11-01? Remembering the Day

Remembering 9-11-01, Where Were You?

I remember exactly what I was doing and where I was when the TV news, playing in the background said a small plane flew into the Twin Tower in New York City. I was getting dressed for work and got drawn to the TV screen to see the replays of the supposed accident. Within minutes the story changed and everyone was on high alert. I questioned whether I should continue on to work and whether that was safe.

I couldn't keep my eyes off the TV trying to put the peaces together as to what was happening. I decided to go on to work and while driving and listening to the news, I heard that a second plane flew into Tower Two. Now the word terrorists was being used and I felt like our world had changed. 

Since I lived near a military installation, Ft. Campbell I began to think that our troops may on alert and deployment was surely coming in the near future. But who was the enemy?

I continued watching the news after I arrived at my office. Pieces of information starting coming in about the various hijacked planes, the crashes and then the two Towers fell. It was too much to digest, totally shocking and unbelievable. Then the Pentagon was hit and there was a downed plane in Pennsylvania. Everyone at the office was glued to the TV trying to figure out what was happening, who had done these terrible things and why.

Our lives changed in a moment. We no longer feel totally safe. We have been taught to be on guard and watchful, questioning circumstances around us. The trust we had of our neighbors and strangers has been shaken.

We began a new regard for those that are our first responders, our military, firefighters and police forces. Suddenly we were shaken and aware of the danger they encounter every day in our behalf. We can't thank them enough for all they do and putting themselves in harm's way to protect our freedoms.

Thousands were lost, families were broken but millions of lives were affected all over the world. Things will never be as they were before that day on 9-11-01.

Where Were You on 9-11-01? Remembering the Day. 

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Comment balloon 18 commentsDebbie Reynolds • September 11 2017 01:41AM


Good morning, Debbie. 9/11 is a day I will never forget... it's etched in my mind's eye today as clearly as if it happened yesterday. Besides the shock of the events, it was a day I spent worrying about friends and family who worked in the WTC or right next to it and the inability to get phone calls through to see if they were okay.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 11 months ago

Good morning Debbie. I was in the office when we received a phone call about the first plane. We sent an agent to get a small TVand stayed glued to that TV for most of the day. Business came to a halt! Everyone was very nervous.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 11 months ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds,

I too remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when the USA experienced this horrific terrorist attack. I was in my car going to an appointment when Geno called me and I quickly turned off my CD I was playing to the news. To this day it is hard to believe what happened and I know I will never forget the heroism of so many and honor those who gave their all to help others.

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 11 months ago

Good morning Debbie. My memories of that day are vivid as well. I was home watching TV. I had a friend living in lower Manhattan and tried to reach her. Life is different now.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 11 months ago

I was in the tallest building in New Orleans and wondering if we were next. Thanks to all the first responders who are always there in any emergency. They are our American heroes who are willing to risk all to save our lives.

Posted by faye schubert, technology and marketing specialist (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty ) 11 months ago

Debbie, I remember sitting in a high school classroom with my friends glued to a TV our kind teacher had turned on. We sat in silence and it's still very clear to this day. Life has never been the same and I agree with you it never will be. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 11 months ago

It was my birthday and I had a fun early morning and was driving my kids to school when I heard the first news bulletin. I got home to walk the dog and switched the TV on. From there my day was really kind of ruined. It has never been the same since although I do try to focus on my day now more than that event. Not totally, just more.

Posted by Corinne Guest, The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying (Barrington Realty Company) 11 months ago

Debbie, I was laying in bed when everything started happening, and was horrified.   Still so vivid in the memories.  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 11 months ago

Debbie I remember watch what was happening on TV, and even though I knew it was real, it did not seem possible.  It was not until the next day that the significances of what happened really started to sink in.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago


We were having breakfast at Gordon's (long gone) in Yountville (Napa County) 15 minutes from our home in Napa.  The news was brought by a gentleman (no TVs in the restaurant) whose wife was in NY.  He did hear she was safe later on that day...We paid for breakfast, and then just rode around farms, vineyards...we were stupefied.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

Hi Debbie I think we all remember that day and the days that followed. I was watching the morning news when it all unfolded. Stunned like everyone else was. I friend of mine said her boyfriend was in the center but somehow managed to get out. He was one of the lucky ones that day. Since she was here and he had no way of flying back she drove to get him, non stop. He was a wreck as I'm sure I'd be as well. It was eery with no flights in the air and F28's flying around the city constantly for days. Very very sad time and I pray it never happens again.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds I was at work and had to continue to pay attention as we were in the middle of a crisis that had to be solved. Not an easy thing to do.

Posted by Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling, Phoenix Real Estate Agent (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

I was at work Uptown when the first plane hit & remember all the confusion of that moment. When the second plane hit we all knew this was an attack on our country. The fear was that other buildings might be targeted including Charlotte with some of the tallest buildings in the southeast. The fear & uncertainty of that moment I will never forget. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 11 months ago

Debbie Reynolds , I was getting ready for work (6am +/-) when my brother called me from NY city and told me to turn the news on.  I turned it on in time to see the 2nd plane hit the tower, and could not understand what was going on.  It was just unbelievable.  

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) 11 months ago

I was just walking into the gym and the TVs flashed and said a traffic copyer had just crashed into the wold trade centre but the hole looked way to big Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 11 months ago

I was getting ready for work, and watching the news that the first tower had been struck.  I remember thinking what a horrible accident, when the second plane hit the other tower.  Right then and there I knew lives had not been lost, they had been stolen.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Debbie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your memories.

That is a morning that we will not forget.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago