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  1. aguineapig

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    The lights are shining down
    on center ice
    And I looked twice
    but I don't see you
    My eyes keep gazing back there
    towards the room
    and I say a prayer
    that you come out soon

    The Red line's in my eyes
    from all this crying
    The Blue line's in my mind
    just make me blue
    Ace ain't skating down
    his wing tonight
    On an Angel's flight
    is where He's headed to

    September comes and always
    leaves me grieving
    But fresh ice always seems
    to make me new
    there's a full moon shining
    in the sky tonight
    grinnin' big and bright
    and I know it's you

    Ace's Blues
    GP
     
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    Hard to believe it's been 18 years...
     
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    So true. My niece was born a month before, and she's officially an adult now.

    Sometimes when I think about that day, and the days that followed, it feels like it was all just a dream. But the world definitely changed that day.
     
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    Nicely done
     
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    18 years.................

    Almost a week later David Letterman was still wrestling with doing a show so soon after what had happened

    What happened was one of the most powerful moments in TV history

     
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    My daughter was born on 8/11, just a month old on that awful day. She started college this week...
     
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    Brought tears to my eyes.

    What a horrible day that was.
     
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    I traveled to NY a year ago this month for the first time in my life. Got to venture through the memorial. Simply beautiful. Rather peaceful although the mass amounts of people surrounding it. Also while walking through the exhibits.

    If you haven't been I recommend it although for many I'm sure it's a difficult thing to do....
     
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    I struggle every year on the 10th and 11th. I just still can't believe what happened and to know there is a whole generation who have no clue about what happened that day makes me sad.

    In a strange twist, I will be in almost the exact area I was 18 years ago tomorrow. I drive by TJX on the Pike daily and the flag still hangs in the large window in the front of the building.

    Mark Bavis grew up around the corner from where I grew up so it was even more jarring knowing that someone who lived so close to me was killed. I know a girl who also lost her uncle in the towers as he was a firefighter in NYC.

    What always gets me are the stories of the people who should have been on the planes and the reasons why they took a different flight or missed it altogether.

    If you or your older child/ren are looking to learn more about the day and the people aboard the planes, Mitchell Zuckoff's book "Fall and Rise The Story of 9/11" is fantastic and I highly recommend getting the audio book. He's a former Globe Spotlight Team member who wrote the initial stories that day and subsequently used them to write this book.

    This is a day I will never forget and I will always think of Ace and Mark.

    Beautiful poem.

    Sorry for rambling
     
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    Awesome

    He was amazing

    If you had 3 wishes for your personality/make up and choose charisma, charm, and like ability you would have Garnett ‘Ace’ Bailey

    He might have been the most beloved player in the room on that wild, crazy, phenomenally talented team.
     
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    He was a big kid..

    Ace's Place does great work for children.
     
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    He does this every year and it is always a fascinating read. He will start back up at 8:15 tomorrow morning.

     
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    The museum was tough wasn't it?
     
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    I think this is the first year in grades k-12 there were no 9/11 children, meaning the class of '20 is the first group where all were born after 9/11
     
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    cool watch, I cried of course
     
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    I heard that on the news this morning.
     
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    I went to the temporary exhibit back in 2011 and was in tears so I can only imagine how tough the actual memorial is to view.

    I took this photo back then and it still gives me chills to this day

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    I took this photo in 2016 when I was in Hoboken, NJ (my hotel faced the new WTC)

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    To think 674 NJ residents died that day is just nuts to think about. Everyone here knows someone that lost someone it seems. My kids had friends that lost parents, business associates that lost relatives....I know a couple dozen people who were actually there that day..it's just a terrible day that seems to get worse with each passing year.
     
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    Hugs to you
     
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    I actually feel it more on the night of the 10th

    18 years ago tonight I was in Yankee Stadium watching it rain. The game was called and we went to a dive bar near Penn Station.

    I was with a couple I had met a year earlier because of the dive bar and a longtime friend who lives in Queens. Jim Smith was a huge Yankees fan but his wife was rooting for the Red Sox only because she grew up in Brooklyn as a Mets fan.

    I met her only because the bartender at Hickey's had an extra ticket to a Bruins game and was instructed to give it to a real hockey fan and he gave it to me. The bartender Seamus was being evil knowing she would be livid that a Bruins fan would be sitting next to her. :rolleyes:

    Her mood softened as the Bruins were blown out of MSG

    Boston Bruins - New York Rangers - October 29th, 2000

    I got them seats in Boston for a game in January and then they invited me to a Sox/Mets game at Shea and just a week earlier they went to a game at Fenway ( Mussina lost a perfect game with 2 outs in the 9th )

    So on 9/10 we had several drinks at Hickey's and then they left because they were both working the next day which was election day and easy overtime pay at the polling place. They were both NYPD officers.

    10 hours later she was dead. :cry:

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    It took me over a day to get back to Boston and I had sent her an AOL IM but thought nothing about not hearing back as I just assumed she was consumed with work.

    3 days afterwards I saw this picture on the front page of the Daily News and she was helping people get out of the lobby and then I read the words - Officer Smith went back inside. :cry:

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    Today there is a ferry boat named for her

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    and a playground

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    Hickey's is gone now but it was the NYR version of Sullivan's - just a block from MSG

    Remember Old New York At Hickey’s Pub | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan
     
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    WINS Newsradio 1010 audio ( video from CNN )

     
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    They'd shut down all the rinks tonight
    and say a prayer or two
    If they only knew
     
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