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10 years later: Pleasanton reflects on the day that changed America

Original post made on Sep 11, 2011

The young dad at his parent-teacher conference in upstate New York six weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, suddenly looked at his watch and jumped to his feet, recounted Theresa Aimar, a Pleasanton resident from New York.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:11 PM

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Each step you take should bring you farther down the road.



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Posted by Zeb
a resident of Willow West
on Sep 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Don't look back. Always look forward. And always keep your eyes open, unless you're sleeping.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

In all things, avoid letting the past define your present.


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Posted by Stuart Smiley
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Each step you take should bring you farther down the road, unless you have to go back for your car keys.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

"'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,
To give these mourning duties to your father;
But, you must know, your father lost a father;
That father lost, lost his; and the survivor bound,
In filial obligation, for some term
To do obsequious sorrow: but to persevere
In obstinate condolement is a course
Of impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief;
It shows a will most incorrect to heaven;
A heart unfortified, a mind impatient;
An understanding simple and unschool'd;"


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Posted by Stuart
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Sayeth Pythagoras: A squared plus B squared = C squared.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Dan Quayle: "The future will be better tomorrow."

Dan Quayle: "It's not for me to complain about the future being tomorrow."


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Memories should be carried in the heart, not worn on the sleeve.


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Posted by Stuart
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

"Memories should be carried in the heart, not worn on the sleeve." Especially if you're wearing a tank top. Then some memories should be forgotten all together.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

If grief becomes a career choice, does ten years put you into middle management?


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Posted by Stuart
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Depends on whether the workplace is unionized or not. It's better to have lived and lost than to look a gift horse in the mouth.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

Dan Quayle: "All are equal when things are balanced the right way."


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Dublin
on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Exactly. Dan Quayle had it right. The so-called racism people desperately are attributing to the Tea Party is, on a morality-tempered-by-market level, quite equal to some people choosing to not buy certain consumer goods because of the packaging. What is worse, hating a people for their skin color? Or buying Heinz ketchup instead of Hunts? On a purely logical level, I should think the balance is delicate but somewhat identical.


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Posted by Jimbob
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Great point Mike. Staying on that purely logical plane, I was wondering if there was any difference between Stacey, Mike, Steve, Arnold and myself. On anything. Our arguments differ, to be sure. And we have different personae. But doesn't our reasoning and conclusions strike you as being virtually identical? I mean, I spell better than the Steve persona, I've got to admit. And Arnold-Stacey find things on the internet better than me. But it is positively uncanny the way we all think alike, don't you agree? Kinna weird, that, don't you think? What if we WERE all the same person? I mean persons?


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Posted by chyna
a resident of Village High School
on Sep 13, 2011 at 3:28 pm

it was ten years ago... get over it already!


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Posted by Jimbob
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm

funny thing, chyna, but we were thinking the very same thing! have you seen mike?


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Posted by Enlightened
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Suddenly, today I think back on many comments and they seem to make much more sense to me. Thank you!


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

My, my. I seemed to have picked-up an Internet stalker. Sad to see an individual so affected by his inability to win an argument on a discussion board that he deteriorates into a living, mumbling non-sequitur.

Anyway, what I was going to say about the topic was that I feel it's time to allow people to express their grief privately rather than making it an annual public event.

Mike


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