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Father's note changes family's 9/11 account
Houston Chronicle ^ | September 10, 2012 | John Breunig

Posted on 09/10/2012 12:28:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

STAMFORD -- The note is just five words and two numbers.

Randy Scott scrawled these five words and two numbers on a piece of paper on Sept. 11, 2001, while at work at Euro Brokers Inc. in the World Trade Center.

But if a picture is worth a thousand words, these five words and two numbers have changed the picture completely for Scott's family. Family members refer to it simply as "the note." The note that floated from the 84th floor of Two World Trade Center to chaotic streets below, and was tenderly preserved as it traveled from hand to hand and through time to reach them.

Denise Scott learned of her husband's message in August 2011, just weeks before the calendar marked a decade since he died in the World Trade Center's collapse.

For those 10 years, his family members believed he likely died instantly when United Airlines Flight 175 flew into the tower at 9:03 a.m., near the floors containing Euro Brokers offices.

The words of Denise and her children overlap as they consider how the note changed their oral history of Randy's final moments. Each delivers a piece of the agonizing account as though trying to spare the others.........

.......[Must read body of article]......

....Better to know the truth, even when it comes in the form of a message that took a decade to be delivered.

"It tells people the story of the day," Denise said.

In just five words and two numbers.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; newyork; randyscott; towers

1 posted on 09/10/2012 12:28:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank God that our President
(1) Is unilaterally reducing our nuclear arms; and
(2) Ended the space shuttle program; and
(3) Re-tasked Nasa to focus on outreach to the Muslims; and
(4) Grew up anti-American pro-muslim; and
(5) righteously blames us (u.s.) for the 9/11 attacks


2 posted on 09/10/2012 12:36:40 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
Obama's Communist Party Endorsement
3 posted on 09/10/2012 12:38:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

US forces are performing maneuvers with the Muslim Brotherhood. A nice Obama tribute to 9-11.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 12:41:40 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow... After seeing the DNC vote on God and Jerusalem, the way that so many folks on the left blame Americans for 9/11 does not seem so shocking. It’s not how they think though...


5 posted on 09/10/2012 1:20:18 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Gene Eric

Don’t forget 9/11 is National Day Of Service
we are supposed to volunteer that day-


6 posted on 09/10/2012 1:24:27 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In all of the shows about 911, avoid “Secrets of 911” on The Military Channel. Looked OK at first until they came to a part where one of the “experts” said that if only intelligence agencies shared information it could have been avoided. He inferred that they had a choice to ignore the Gorelick Wall. He knew darn well it was there. Later they came to a part declaring that President Bush was given specific information on Bin Laden in his daily briefing. I turned it off right then.
7 posted on 09/10/2012 1:46:12 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

“(1) Is unilaterally reducing our nuclear arms”

I know he reduced our nuclear arms from 5,000 to 1,500 and plans by 12/31/2012 to be at 300.

We certainly won’t be A SUPERPOWER after this!!!

Who else has been reduced?


8 posted on 09/10/2012 2:18:40 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The Gorelick Wall needs to be mentioned again and again.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 2:35:13 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: funfan

>> Dont forget 9/11 is National Day Of Service we are supposed to volunteer that day-

Campaigning against the jackass seems like the honorable thing to to.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 2:42:56 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: funfan

“Don’t forget 9/11 is National Day Of Service
we are supposed to volunteer that day-”

Could you imagine Muslims seeing this? Edward Longshanks (the English king in “Braveheart”) didn’t want to send his son to treat with William Wallace because “the mere sight of him would encourage an enemy to revolt”; could you imagine what message this sends to those who would attack us?

On a non-9/11 note, I think it is disturbing how there is a push to “require volunteering” for high schoolers to graduate (apparently those pushing the program don’t see the irnoy in that). Apparently working for wages shouldn’t suffice to be a formative experience for high school students...


11 posted on 09/10/2012 3:37:23 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

a.) that jug eared freak at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is NOT my President, and until we see some real ID, he is only a ‘resident’ in public housing.

b.) nobody wanted Romney as our nominee this year, but he’s the only guy with a shot at defeating 0bama and it is amazing that there is even any discussion about the overwhelming urgency to get that filthy Communist Kenyan OUT of OUR White House.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 4:09:21 AM PDT by mkjessup (The so-called "Dean of Discipline" is just a 'torqued'-off Illinois punk, you know, like 0bama, lol)
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To: 1010RD

>>The Gorelick Wall needs to be mentioned again and again.

Amen to that.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 4:34:57 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes: and still there are idiots who willvote for Obama.

Too stupid to see the handwriting on the wall.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 4:36:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kearnyirish2

OT on volunteering...

If you have kids who are “required” to “volunteer” try to get volunteer work for your church or synagogue to count for this requirement. Some school administrators will applaud you because they dislike the requirement, too. The far left will be pained by this because it meets the requirement, but doesn’t fit with their atheist sensibilities. Some may disallow it. If so, try to find some other volunteer activity that they dislike, maybe a pro-life charity.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 4:43:08 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Shouldn’t it start with “Praise Allah (may his name be blessed)” . . .


16 posted on 09/10/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: funfan
Don’t forget 9/11 is National Day Of Service we are supposed to volunteer that day-

I'm definitely observing my day of service.

I'm spending most of the day reminding everyone that the koranimals are murdering savages. Both the active militant terrorists and the huge army of silent ones supporting them actively or through their silence.
Hussein's complicit support and promotion of islamic terrorism cannot be overlooked.

The 2001 killers are still among us, and massively continuing to lobby influence in DC both within the White House and congress.

That's my day of service : reminding American citizens that the 2001 killers are still here; unchanged and plotting.

17 posted on 09/10/2012 6:31:24 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911
Is it my imagination? Or are we, this year getting deluges of programs and stories about 911, missing for the last five years or so?
I can't believe that watching them, and reading stories like this one still choke me up. And waves of anger begin anew.
18 posted on 09/10/2012 6:46:52 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

Sounds like you will be putting your service to good use!

9/11 Never Forget
God Bless America!!!!!


19 posted on 09/10/2012 8:56:15 PM PDT by funfan
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To: generally

“If you have kids who are “required” to “volunteer” try to get volunteer work for your church or synagogue to count for this requirement.”

That is exactly what I would do if this requirement was forced on us. I’ve also noticed that “volunteering” never seems to go as far as doing something for free that is normally done by a union hack...


20 posted on 09/10/2012 9:17:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I wonder to what degree support for these community work project requirements has been due to desires to de-stigmatize juvenile criminals that are similarly required to do community service.

HF


21 posted on 09/11/2012 9:24:24 AM PDT by holden
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To: holden

“I wonder to what degree support for these community work project requirements has been due to desires to de-stigmatize juvenile criminals that are similarly required to do community service.”

I understand what you’re saying, but I have the impression (from my limited experience with co-workers) that the ones supporting this live in such nice areas that 1) their children wouldn’t need to work for wages, and 2) will never see the juvenile offenders doing that work. I also get the impression that it is to instill a sense that young people “owe” this country something (as though the taxes on their wages aren’t enough). That attitude will fall on increasingly deaf ears as more and more young people have nothing.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 1:26:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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