September 11

I didn't know what to say, but I don't want to leave it unacknowledged. My son reminds me of the commercial which says “terrorists wanted to change America. They succeeded.” And every house is flying an American flag. We must, he says, not let them win.

There are many ways to let them win. One, I suppose, would be to let the day pass without remembrance.

Public school teachers in this area wore red, white, and blue in honor of Patriots' Day. My son is glad for that moniker. I know it was already used in Massachusetts, but it's a good name. I like it.

My father was supposed to fly home from NC today. My sister insisted he shouldn't. He's flying home tomorrow. My husband says my sister has let the terrorists win.

Friends of mine from NC were flying today. Flying to China to pick up their new daughter. They haven't let the terrorists keep them out of the sky or away from their little girl.

God, please bless America.