September 11th 2001
~ I will never-never forget that day. My stomach hurts just thinking about it ~ 13 years later. I was sitting on my living room floor watching Katie, Matt, Al and Ann on the Today Show. I was playing with my infant son on a blanket. I don’t think I believed what I was seeing on the screen and neither did the news people themselves. My husband was at the Denver Airport. Called him up, both of us, shocked. He left out of there in his own vehicle, thank God he had driven there to pick up his co-worker and had not been on a plane himself. My brother was downtown Chicago working for a company called ‘7’ in a huge high-rise building – the islamic offices in his building — nice. Myself or his wife could not get a hold of him. He was actually at The McCormick Center at a trade show for work. They evacuated downtown. He said he had never seen such mass exit and it was perfect and civil and amazing. He said the trains just kept coming and hauling people out. I’m tearing up thinking about it. I am not going to post too many pictures. You can look them up yourself. There is an endless stream of them, all striking, shocking, touching, horrible, unbelievable. I encourage you to do that.
Where were you? I am sure you remember. If you care to comment and post your story of where you were please do.
This is a photo of the memorial to the people who took down the plane themselves and sacrificed their own lives. Can you imagine?
Endless waterfall at the 911 memorial ~ 2996 people lost their lives
Had the pleasure of attending a beautiful rustic wedding this weekend. I have known Corrine about 10 years… She had a wedding that was all Wild Prairie Silver style… What a great day! I made her jewelry for her, her husband Keith and her bridesmaids. She has a beautiful diamond engagement ring and I made a white gold comfort fit band to match it. Also Corrine and Keith had sterling bands made with sayings on them. His stating ‘Better Everyday’ on the outside on the inside: ‘Breathe Relax Love.’ Her ring stating Breathe Relax Love on the outside of the band with three little turquoise finishing the wording… Bridesmaids had turquoise earrings and red dresses.
While meeting with Corinne to drop off her jewelry she said that on the morning of her wedding she was going to go and help ‘set up’ at their house. I said, ‘Are you crazy? I’m not doing anything I’ll go and help. You get pretty and worry about your hair and don’t worry about setting up. Well, there was plenty of help, fantastic family and friends of both Keith and Corinne~ and it was a perfect day.
These are pics of the setting up when we first got there. I had KT come since she is a marketing graduate and now getting her Events Coordinator certificate as well. I thought she might like to see the set up and help with flowers. Corrine grew her own flower supply… It was great to have fresh cut flowers right at your beck and call….
Getting there… almost ready…. Corrine has a wonderful circle of family and friends all pitching in to get it done.
It’s hard to see in this photo but the arbor has a ‘Z’ on the top for their new last name. The couple said their vows here in front of these doors.
What the heck???? These are friends of the groom… They are just practicing with a branding iron that has the couples’ name and wedding date on it. When the couple was done saying their vows they branded a piece of finished wood to hang in their home. This board was just one practice run….
I thought this was super cute because the cows came to the wedding too. They were curious ~ What’s all the fuss about?’
Congrats to you both. A perfect day and met several wonderful people. A day to remember for many for years to come.
Agate and Pearl Sterling Silver Necklace
Ocean Jasper Handmade Teardrop Chain. I can’t tell you how good this necklace feels on… it’s smooth and weighty and beautiful.
Crazy Lace Agate and Garnet Gemstones….
Been working hard at my bench for ArtStreet. I have more pieces that these but won’t get the pics up before the show. Please visit: http://www.joykruse.etsy.com to see individual listings.
I’ve also had some family things going on that have needed my attention in far away places so it’s been a whirl wind of a month. ArtStreet always marks the last week of summer and that is hard to believe. I don’t want to believe it. I guess if I lived in an ‘endless summer’ I would tire of it….