Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 11, 2001

Mary Teresa Caulfield~a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt was among those who lost their lives in the north tower of the World Trade Center that sunny & clear morning September 11, 2001.  She was an executive assistant working in her office at Marsh & McLennan, an insurance company.

                    

On September 11, 2002, one of my co-workers went to the Y before she came to work in the afternoon.  As she entered the Y, there was a table that held business size cards of tributes to the victims of 9-11-01.  Julia gathered up enough of them for those of us at work and when she came in she stopped at my desk first, and let me have my choice of "victim" cards.  I chose Mary Teresa Caulfield because she was very close to my age.    Mary Teresa...you would be 65 now, probably you'd be retired or planning retirement.  You'd perhaps be planning that trip you and your husband James always dreamed of taking.  But all those dreams were cut short in an instant by the senseless acts of a few.  A senseless act of hatred, that most of the people of this world can't even understand. 

Mary Teresa, I still carry that little green card with your name and the fact that you were confirmed dead in the World Trade Center that day~ that horrible day~09-11-2001.

To the family and friends of Mary Teresa.....please know that as long as I live, I will carry this card with me...I will pray that God continues to comfort you and bring you peace as the years go by.

May we never forget those who left us on that day. 

                                          

15 comments:

nhd106 said...

Lovely, yet very sad, tribute....

Nancy

buckoclown said...

Thank you for remembering and making this entry.

luvrte66 said...

Amen, Linda.

Beth

jjdolfin9 said...

Wonderful tribute to Mary Caulfield and to all who lost their lives and the one's that were left behind.
Hugs, Joyce

sdoscher458 said...

My heart was broken on that fateful day, the center of my world was under attack and I was miles from my children, not knowing if they were safe. We must all remember that day, they need to bring Bin Laden to justice. As I read people stories my eyes fill with tears at the lost hopes, dreams of all those harmed...be well, love, Sandi

mariealicejoan said...

I don't think any of us will ever forget that horrible day.  All of our lives were forever changed.
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

linnpooh said...

What a wonderful tribute to Mary Teresa, she was such a beautiful woman. Thank you for sharing her with us Linda, this will always be such a sad, sad, day.

God Bless America.

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

ally123130585918 said...

Such a sad day Linda ~ one we will never forget ~ Ally x

geocachelinda66 said...

Such a tragedy, for the family, the nation and the world.  Linda

garnett109 said...

it's been 7 years and it still hurts like it was that very day!

wwfbison said...

It is a sad day.  How wonderful you continue to honor Mary Teresa.  May they all be in the comfort of God today.
Lisa

lv2trnscrb said...

wonderful tribute to a very special lady; such a sad day :(

may we pray for our country

betty

kamdghwmw said...

We will never forget.
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

rdautumnsage said...

Thank you for remembering this day, may we never forget the lives lost that day. (Hugs)Indigo

pharmolo said...

RIP Mary Teresa. Lest we forget.