Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday Centus - I stood frozen...


My boss wasn’t going to be in until 10 am so I took my portable TV out of the bottom desk drawer.

I had learned from past experience that if I placed it on the very back corner of my desk I could get decent reception on my favorite ‘I Love Lucy’ reruns. You’d think being up so high everything would be crystal clear but it wasn’t. My friend, Jenny, in reception always called to warn me if my boss came in early.

When the alarms went off I stood frozen in front of the flickering images on my TV. Darn! I guess I was going to miss my favorite Lucy rerun.



This 100 word story is linked to Saturday Centus Week 19. The prompt is in bold. Click here to read other Centurian contributions.

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14 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

"I love Lucy" is worthy of getting caught for. :)

Tina said...

Nice one. And Jenny, your remembrance poem was simply amazing. Blogger, the little brat, wouldn't let me comment. Been getting a lot of 503 errors. Feeling picked on.

Debbie said...

Hi Miss Jenny, I just wanted to pop over and tell you I received my special little note pads...been using them for two days now:) Thank you so kindly. Debbie

Viki said...

Very different and interesting take on the prompt. I loved it.

Jenners said...

This was a different take on a difficult prompt. If only "I Love Lucy" had been able to play that day...

The Words Crafter said...

It's a good thing you didn't get caught! You'd have some 'splainin' to do!

Jojo said...

Lucy would have found a way to turn the moment into an episode.

Bookie said...

oh, such a good but indirect recalling...

Lourie said...

Lucy is the best. And what a perfect person to bring laughter into our hearts.

Anna said...

What a fun take on this otherwise so serious and sad topic! Your poem is lovely, so I know you can be serious too.

Spent a good deal of time on Sunday looking through the CNN list of victims of 9/11, yes, from A to Z! Happily I did not find Sylvia Dahlgren's name or anyone else that I knew personally. I have made notes of persons who are Swedish or were possibly of Swedish or Scandinavian descent. Sometimes i have heard comments here in Sweden that 9/11 has nothing to do with people in Sweden. Young people from Sweden want to try their luck in the Big Apple just like young people from around the world. Sadly a young man from Gothenburg, only 25 years old was living his dream by working in New York as an accountant for one of these big companies. David Tengelin went down with the towers. On the other end of the scale, Ulf Ramm Ericson, a very alert 79 year old engineer with roots in Sweden, perished also in the towers. These are people that I know are Swedish. Then there are at least ten people who have Swedish- or Scandinavian-sounding last names, possibly 'Closet Swedes'. I look at their faces and they look like people who could live here in my town. I am doing this because, I want to show that this was an event that even affects Sweden, even if there were very few individuals.

I am grateful to all the comments I received on my SC post about 9/11, especially to June Freaking Cleaver for leaving that CNN-link to the list of known victims. You have such good people linking up to your memes, Jenny.

Now I can try to look for my Sylvia through other channels on the internet.

You are such a wonderful person Jenny!
Best wishes & hugs,
Anna

For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's SC-Remembering 9/11

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Amy said...

I never know what to say to respond to posts about that fateful day. My blood runs cold and my heart cries for the many people who were lost, and more so for their families. Though as always, you do have a great way of putting it in a different perspective. How glad I am that I live in the west where nothing interesting ever happens!

Terra said...

I can't believe I never finished reading these from last week. Now this morning I am torturing myself, so many bring up a lot of emotion. You brought a touch of well, not so much to this one and I like that!

Sue said...

Maybe I misinterpreted, but I found this one chilling. I'm assuming that, since she was up high and heard the alarms, she was in one of the towers. And against the safe, 50s nostalgia backdrop of "I Love Lucy," her situation seems all the more horrific.

Some of the other comments make me wonder if I'm misreading this, but I keep thinking that she was in one of the towers or why would you mention how high her building is and the alarms?

Let me know. I'm curious now!

=)