New Mexico Remembers 9/11

New Mexico Remembers 9/11

by Patricia Walkow (Editor)

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Overview

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 seared themselves into America’s collective memory. Non-stop images of collapsing towers, airlines flying into buildings, and a low-flying jet plunging into the Pentagon cannot be forgotten. Recordings of phone conversations between doomed passengers on United Fight 93—who knew about the previous attacks—and their loved ones on the ground, play over and over in our ears. In the subsequent days and months, much was said about New York and Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. It was as though the rest of the country disappeared. The media people seemed to ignore the reality that the United States was attacked, that people in states like Missouri, Oregon, Alabama, or New Mexico were also terrorized. Aftershocks of the event spread far and wide. This anthology captures the 9/11/2001 experiences of New Mexican writers. Some witnessed the event first-hand. Some were still in school, or out of the country. But all of them now live in The Land of Enchantment, the state snuggled between Texas and Arizona. The talented contributors to New Mexico Remembers 9/11 offer enlightening, sometimes heart-wrenching prose, thoughtful analysis, and evocative poetry. What did they see? Do? How have they coped since then? What did they tell their children? How did they get home? Who got angry? Who retreated into themselves?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951122102
Publisher: Artemesia Publishing, LLC NC
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author and editor. She is a member of the Corrales Writing Group, SouthWest Writers, New Mexico Press Women, Military Writers Society of America, and The National Federation of Press Women. A former Fortune 200 systems manager, Ms. Walkow is also editor emeritus of Corrales MainStreet News. Her editing has been honored by both New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. Her writing has won awards at the state, national, and international levels for full-length books, short stories, and essays; her work appears in over a dozen anthologies. Ms. Walkow contributes regularly to newspapers, magazines, and anthologies in paper and electronic formats She lives in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, cats, and one very spoiled dog.

Additional Contributors: Joe Brown, John J. Candelaria, Pete Christensen, Teresa Civello, Brenda Cole, Mary E. Dorsey, Jesse Ehrenberg, Colin Patrick Ennen, Roger Floyd, Ryan P. Freeman, Cornelia Gamlem, Paul D. Gonzales, Loretta Hall, Joyce Hertzoff, Marilyn L. Pettes Hill, Rose Marie Kern, Carolyn Kuehn, Gayle Lauradunn, Dianne R. Layden, Elaine Carson Montague, Sylvia Ramos Cruz, Janet Ruth, Walter Walkow, Dan Wetmore

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

The Sky 1

What About our Children? 5

A Mother's Heart 7

Comfort 17

Even the Children Watched 21

That Day 31

Subtle Changes 41

An Eyeful of Fear 49

Taking Care of Business 51

At Least I Could Do Something About It 53

Grounded 65

Divide or Conquer? 73

Counting Backward Toward Before 79

Making Sense of It 83

That One September Day 85

September 93

Where To? 105

9/11 115

Away from Home 119

Apart 121

Always on My Mind 133

One Happy Island 137

There's No Place Like Home 145

A Mourning in September 151

Reflections 153

The Home of the Brave 155

Catching a Flight 167

A Guilty Memory 173

Shock and After-Shocks 185

Three Reflections 191

Crucible 207

Author Biographies 209

Illustration and Photo Credits 223

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