Remember the New Millennium


For the new millennium we accept memories for missing loved ones, as well as other memories from the new millennium. All " In Loving Memory Memories are kept in black as a sign of respect"
The Day The Towers Came Down U.S.A.
I was right there when the twin towers crashed and fell to the ground. I was not even 200 yards away from the twin towers when they fell it shook the whole ground and i had a heart attack basically it was so scary. The day that they fell they were remembered forever to this day. The day that they fell i could barely stand not talking to anyone about it cause my grandma and grandpa died in them.

Memory Posted By: Annon
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Anonymous said...

The Pain fro any loss of grandparents is hard but this must be even harder for you , my thoughts go to you

steve




Worst Memory My Dads Death U.S.A.
I remember being 8yrs old and finding my mom screaming because my dad had passed out, later I found out from my priest and godmother that my dad had passed away from a massive heartattack, he was only 34yrs old. The whole family misses him everyday. I love you dad. That was year 1986

Memory Posted By: Laura C
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Anonymous said...

That was a young age to lose your father and must have been very hard to live with

steve






Worst Memory My Dads Death UK
My Uncle Howard Passed away yesterday and this is my own small tribute to him. When I was young we used to visit him in North London and it would take us quite a few hours to drive there. When we got there my uncle Howard would take us out to the sweet shop and let us choose whatever sweets we wanted, which to my brother and I was fantastic as my mum always limited the amount and type of sweets to save our teeth and money, and as we left my uncle would always give my brother and I some money to buy more sweets when we got home. As we got older my uncle would take us for rides in his mini which at the time was considered by us as a really cool car. He also had a shop where he sold DIY stuff and he would show us the latest gadgets, like many children we had a few aunts and uncles but I always remember him with the fondest memories and just wanted to take some some for a Tribute to him.

Memory Posted By: Nick



Tribute To Daise U.S.A.
To the web master. let me say thank you for this site, and too all of you who post thank you for your memories of your past. As for my self I'm an historian of old San Francisco, kf6rck is my FCC call sign. I owe my love of history to an old woman named Daise, I met Daise in the spring of 1965,she was blind and would sit on a park bench in Washington square and feed birds, she could not see. she lived through the 1906 fire, she said it was the fire that laid the city low. In the parks people camped out and were in good mood, there was no woe is me. to put the city back took a lot of work, time and money. All of this can be found in books, but it was her memories of the horse i can't find in a book, pulling heavy loades up the hills, slipping and being drug down the hill and to there death,or being whipped until there backs were all cut up or falling over dead frothing at the mouth from exhaustion. one day in the summer of 1966 I went to the park and Daise was gone, I did not get say thank you or good by to her. it is important that we share our memories as Daise did with me.

Memory Posted By: kf6rck
Comment By Webmaster

It's funny you telling the story about Daise, I owe my love of modern history to gentleman who was kind enough to tell me about some of his experiences when he first came to the United States as a young boy in the 30's from Poland and how hard, frightening but at the same time a big adventure coming to a new country at 7 years old with very little english spoken between the family , as you say books can never replace real life experiences from people telling it how they remember it maybe not always factualy correct because our memories play tricks on us , that does not mean the memories are wrong ( a good example was a memory posted by somebody about M*A*S*H who remembered it as being from the Vietnam War ( wrong I know but no less important because that is the time they associated with the TV series. Thank you once again for taking the time to post your memory kf6rck Steve



Sniper shootings in washington dc U.S.A.
i remember the sniper shootings in washington dc. i was in 6th grade at the time. my school boarded up all the windows and we had to be escorted to our classes by armed police officers. we also had strange person drills where we would hear the allarm and would have to get under our desks, turn out the classroom light, close the door and lock it and put a peice of paper over the window of the door. it was a very scary time.

Memory Posted By: Anna



2005 my very eventful year U.S.A.
2005 was an eventful year. I graduated from high school and started college. Hurricane Katrina had a huge impact on me and my family since we live in Mississippi. My dad had a knee operation that went wrong. Much more! One year that is in my memory forever.

Memory Posted By: cajunmo2




Sisters Iran
in summer 2000 we (i mean me and my 2 sisters) were at our grandfather`s home. we were all teenagers. it was 2 pm and no one was at home.like always we start fighting with no reason. two of us(the biggest and the youngest) were struggling that suddenly the other sister brought a long stick to fight better.the older sister went to take it from her .in this time the stick crashed to the luster and broke it.now every one was hardly embarrassed and we couldn`t do anything. even we couldn`t buy a new one, because the luster was antique(cause my grandfather was 95 years old!) and finding such an old thing was not possible.my older sister sugesst to stick the pieces of glass together with stick ribbon.till now no body has not found that it was our mess! but they think that my cousins had done that! and yet (2006) the broken luster is in the living room.

Memory Posted By: Nooshin-Simin-Hananeh




My Holiday Great Barrier Reef UK
After deciding to visit Cairns and snorkling on The Great Barrier Reef, I had the chance to go fishing for marlin and we started off by catching some spanish mackerell for use as bait, they were bigger than anything I had caught before, we did not catch any marlin but did at least hook one which promptly got off , The great part was watching the groupers come up after we had docked to eat the mackeral whole , I was informed by the skipper they were protected and in excess of 1000 lbs in weight m if you ever have the opportunity you should go

Memory Posted By: Carl


Life Changing Moment U.S.A.
In the year 2000 My Life took a major change , I was 50 years old had been ill with heart problems and got a divorce all in the same year . But after feeling very sorry for myself I decided to accept the changes and move on I decided to set up a UK Directory on the web UKWEBSTART after moving to another area of the country I realised I could not find the things I wanted on the Internet Estate Agents or Employment Agencies or Car Dealers in Bristol and decided to create my own UK Directory starting off with Bristol and Avon , That in turn changed my carreer from an IT Consultant to a Webmaster and that was at the grand old age of 50

Memory Posted By: Steve




If I Could Change the Past U.S.A.
If I could change the past these would be the choices I would have made:
~~I would have never taken out a loan for college, and instead paid to go part time.
~~I would have not been so ignorant, and I would have kept up with the news more.
~~I would not have missed my Grandpa’s 80th birthday party. He ended up dying about six years later.
~~I would have never voted for political candidates that I did not know much about.
~~I would have not started school activities and then quit them.
~~I would have practiced my musical instrument more when I was younger.
~~I would have taken saxophone rather than clarinet in school, because then I could have been in jazz band.
~~I would have dated this nice stable man I had met when I was 25 years old. He was the only one that I had ever known who had not had emotional or mental problems. (I could have used someone of that stability in my life!)
~~I would have finished college when I was in my early twenties. Now I feel I am too old to go back (which I know is not true).
~~I would have not given myself to a man who I was not in love with.
~~I would have saved more money when I was younger and had money to save.

Memory Posted By: IF Only


Long Distance 9/11 Memories U.S.A.
I can say that I don't claim to have been affected as deeply by 9/11 than other people who have lived through it-especially those who lost loved ones. However, I must say that I still was affected by this tragedy from a distance.

I was also affected because I new of people who lived on Staten Island, where I lived for eight months during the early 1990s (1994-1995). Quite often I would take the ferry to visit Manhattan just to “hang out” and to sample different styles of cultural cooking.

For that reason, the city of New York has a special place in my heart. It was the only other state that I lived in besides my home state-Wisconsin.

The Eerie Post-9/11 Scenes of Manhattan

Manhattan was no longer as I remembered it. An eerie empty space now filled the area where the two tallest towers in New York stood just days before.

I did not witness this new industrial canyon in person, and was relieved I did not have to do so. It was bad enough witnessing the aftermath of the destruction of 9/11 from a distance.

Immediately After 9/11

September 11, 2001 was an ordinary day for me at first. I was just waking up because I had to be to work by 11 a.m.

I am not a morning person, so when I heard the phone ring I was a little relieved because then I had a reason to get out of bed. The phone call was from a man who led a weekly prayer group that I was in at the time.

It was just a littler after 9:30 a.m when I received this man's call. Needless to say after I heard of the twin towers falling I was immediately awoke from my sleep-at least for that morning.

While at work I took a trip to the break room over and over again to watch the taping of each of the Twin Towers being hit by a jet plane before collapsing. I prayed silently to myself, and as soon as I could I got together with others to pray as well for the security of our nation, and for those directly affected by this incident.

I was not the only one who got down on my knees and prayed during this time, however. I remember that quite a few Americans had felt the need to do the same. They prayed for protection, for healing, and so on.

It was not all about God, though-at least not for me. For instance, I will never forget low long the line was at the gas stations, for fear that oil prices would go up-and they did go up. I was one of those people who filled up a gas can and bought a bunch of food and jugs of water.

I have never been the same since this tragedy took place and I do not think that the rest of America has been the same either. However, most of us just do what we can to get through each day.

Memory Posted By: Julie Blodgett


911 U.S.A.
I was 18, that year and in my first year of college. I woke up that morning and turned on the television. I must have tuned in right before the first plane struck, as almost instantly the programme changed to showing the first plane hitting the tower.

At first, the reporters seemed confused. And they speculated about a plane that went hitting by accident. I sat there wondering how in the hell a plane could get lost and end up inside the World Trade Center. Moments later, the second plane struck. And then, the Pentagon.

I watched as the buildings smoked. The reporters voices showed they did not know what to say or how to express themselves except with horror at what was unfolding in front of them. and sirens could be heard during each pause in the reporters commentary.

When the first tower came down, I began cry as I realised the number of innocent people who had died

I think I realized that day that life would never be the same, and years later it seems to be a never ending battle to keep us safe from further attacks.

Memory Posted By: Aimey
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Anda said...

A bad day for the whole world not just the US





My Boyfriend UK
Funnily enough I had known his sister for quite a while before. We met through a mutual friend and I didn’t realise who he was or a long time. I didn’t really like him though, thought he was a bit weird but got to know him and he was kind of interesting. 3 years later and we are happily together and he’s the loveliest person i've known. Of course he does have his mood swings, goes through cars like water & is obsessed with his PC but its funny and I love him very much for that. He makes me laugh and also very happy. Well... someone’s got to love him and I was given the job but have never regretted it! Love you Tom

Memory Posted By: Soph


Hurricane Katrina U.S.A.
I was at home during hurricane katrina. We saw the hurricane warning on the news, and thought it was going to just blow over like Ivan. When the hurricane hit, my family and I were sitting in the living room of my house. The hurricane was worse then we thought it would be. The mayor came on the news and stated there was a mandatory evacuation. But we decided to stay and wait it out. As the storm came closer the weather became worse. Debris flew in the air as the wind grew more violent. and the water began to flood my home. The water stopped working and the electricity turned off. Running out of food and water, we were forced to leave. We drove to Texas to stay with my relatives, and gave one of our neighbors a ride to so he could be with his family. We returned the first day we were allowed to only to find our house ruined. We discovered mold over the walls and floor and the house smelled terrible. The floor was covered in mud and debris . After lots of hard work, and gutting our home, we managed to restore it and live there. but even after 1 year you can still smell the mold occasionally.

Memory Posted By: Anon




World Cup 2006 Semifinal Costa Rica
I remember the semifinal for the World Cup 2006. It was an intense game because there were no goals all throughout the game. Until, the second half of extra time in which Italy scored two goals againts Germany which caused Germany's elimination. The Italians, in the other hand, celebrated happily their victory. What is funny is that the newspaper headlines for the next day in Germany announced their victory and had to change them.

Memory Posted By: SAM


911 U.S.A.
I am a counselor and was at work in a psychiatric hospital on 9/11. I remember we got a call from the front office to make sure all tv's and radios were turned off. I didn't know what was going on at the time. I found out after the 2nd plane hit the tower. We had to keep this from the patients until we found out if any loved ones were there. Then we had to sit down and explain to the patients what had happened. We had no idea what kind of reaction we'd get.

Memory Posted By: sdf
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steve said...

Many years ago I was lucky enough to have gone to the top of the twin towers and had been fascinated to see clouds and helicopters below me from the top of the towers.

On the morning of September 11, 2001 I had just gone to make a coffee and the TV in the kitchen was turned on when they broke the news, the first time I watched it was like something from a movie as there was no confirmation of cause for the first airplane but when the second plane ploughed into the second tower it was obvious a concerted effort to attack the twin towers, even after watching the planes hit the towers I did not realise and neither did the film crews that the towers would collapse so quickly and completely, it was just a nightmare to watch realising people were trapped many floors up, my thoughts go to those who are still living with the effects of losing loved ones and hope they are able to start their lives again.

Harriss USA said...

I remember when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. I was at a music lesson and someone told us about it and we at first we figured it was a tiny privite plane.



Millennium New Years Eve U.S.A.
I remember only small parts of 2000. I remember that on New Year's Eve, my sister and I were dressed up, looking very pretty, and fun. Our family had a gigantic celebration for 2000. I am so happy that I was one of the many people who got to live through a new millenium.

Memory Posted By: Brookey


My 15th Birthday U.S.A.


Today was my 15th birthday. My Mom let me stay home from school today, and we went shopping. I bought 2 pairs of Jordans with my birthday $ and we went to Applebees. I have $118.00 left. Not bad for 15th birthday! Next year will be SWEET! I will be driving!

Memory Posted By: Sheyne


Teenagers to New Orleans U.S.A.
My wife and I decided to take a family vacation to New Orleans and take our 3 teenagers with. Well that was the theory at the time the girls were aged 14, 19, and the boy aged 17, and decided although it would be a tight squeeze we could all drive down to New Orleans in one car.

Well that was the theory first our oldest daughter informed us her fiance should come with us so we could get to know him and by the way could her best friend come ( now we had 5 teenagers ), well surprise surprise our son informed us if she could have a friend so could he, and our youngest informed us if they could have friends so could she have 2 friends ( now we had 8 teenagers ), and my wife and I realise 1 car will not be enough we would need 2 cars and multiple hotel rooms.

Eventually we set off with 2 cars and 8 teenagers for a drive of many hundreds of miles, and get some 150 miles down the road to have a break and stretch our legs, when our wonderful son locks the keys in the car, if you have never seen 10 people trying to break into a car with no idea how to, you truly missed a treat.

I suppose many others would have chosen a more sensible place to take teenagers but my wife and I could never be considered sensible ( keeping control of 8 kids ranging from 14 to 22 ) was truly exhausting but provided the most fun possible on a family vacation.



Memory Posted By: Parents


Around the World in 28 days UK
In early 1998 while working in London I was reading a newspaper about all the problems the world might face with the coming new millennium including computers going haywire due to earlier problems with programming, the problems ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.

While reading this I decided I wanted to do something special for myself and my family for the millennium and started to conceive an idea, we would travel round the world and be as near to the first place the new millennium would be celebrated ( Australia ). I then looked into a possible itinerary and decided to go round the world via London, Hong Kong, Bali, Perth ( to celebrate new years eve 2000 ), Cairns, San Francisco and back to London.

My family and I then planned our journey and had no holiday in 1998 to help pay for the big one. The holiday did turn out as a once in a lifetime event which allowed my children to see parts of the world they may not have had a chance to see till many years as soon after they started on their college and working careers.

When I talk to them about the memories they have they both tell me they would like to go back to Bali and spend more time discovering this beautiful island and back to the great barrier reef, all our family can remember celebrating the start of the new millennium on the beach in Perth Australia on the other side of the world in shorts and tea shirts and I am sure that memory will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Memory Posted By: Clive


Remember if only I could I Forgot
When I read many of the memories on this site it reminds me of times in my own life, and it also reminds me of how fallible my own memory is and how I forget the easiest things I have listed just a few below

Leaving the lights on the car overnight ( battery goes flat )

Forgetting I am running the bath ( Bath overflows or fills with cold water 0

Not being able to remember the name of things and objects

Unless I write a list forgetting the very thing I went to the shop for

Forgetting peoples names when I should know them ( very embarrassing )

Please tell me I am not the only person that this happens to

Memory Posted By: I don't remember




Tsunami in Indonesia Indonesia
Earthquake woke me at 8 o clock the house shook but no damage apart from broken plates and I went back to sleep. At noon time my dad woke me shouting Tsunami, I looked out and all I could see was a giant wave of water as tall as a mountain coming towards us, we ran towards the highest point all the while watching the wall of water get closer and closer eventualy before we got to higher ground it hit us and it felt like nothing I can describe as I was just pushed along and under the water , I dont know how i survived as i should have drowned many times over for the amount of time I was under the water , at last it seemed to slow down and I managed to hold on to a tree that was being pushed along , When it stopped I swam to dry land and from there walked to a hotel on the top of the mountain, They gave me clothes water and food and bandaged my cuts and bruises, and as I looked out down below I could see more waves coming in they seemed to never end , I survived but my dad didn't. I MISS HIM TERRIBLY !!! I would like to thank those kind people in the hotel as I was in a state of shock and would not have survived without thier comfort and kindness, it has been nearly 18 months since it happened and this is the first time I have written anything about it , I will try to add some more later if the memory is not to painfull.

Memory Posted By: Anonymous


Losing Your Home U.S.A.
I have posted this as a memory to highlight the problems my family and many other families are facing because we made bad decisions.

3 Years ago we bought a new home which we could not really afford but decided that as house prices were rising quicker than wages " We Could Not Lose "

We borrowed additional loans against the house each time we got deeper in debt , but this year it all caught up with us as our house is now worth less than our loans and it is being foreclosed, and we are looking for somewhere to rent.

I do not blame anybody for my mistakes or greed or stupidity, I am just posting this as a reminder that buying your home is a great memory but losing it will act as a reminder of my own greed.

So do not make the same mistakes I did!!!



Memory Posted By: William


Bats in The Belfry U.S.A.
In 2001 we had a major influx of bats in the eaves of our old converted barn and we could here them making the clicking noise at nights when we were trying to sleep, it was a bit creepy but we lived with it until the day they moved in. We have a 30ft ceiling in our lounge and for some reason they had taken up residence inside the house and each time we walked through they would dive bomb us , the girls of course were pretty frantic so we needed to do something about them . The question was what and how but we hit on an idea with using giant fish landing nets on extending poles . This was before I even knew bats carried rabies so with net in hand and cowboy hat on head girls huddled in the only safe place they couldn't be attacked we caught them one by one and let them go outside. It was only when our neighbour pointed out that the reason we were infested was all the blackberry bushes round the house that we found out how to get rid of them. I suppose it is part of the trials and tribulations of living in a converted barn next to a farm but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Memory Posted By: Webmaster
We are only just into the new millennium but some things already stick out in our memory , We have a war on terrorism that is affecting the whole world as we speak , it ranges from troops in Iraq and Afghanistan but this is only the tip of the iceberg as wounds have been felt by those who are a different color or faith due to the mistrust of Governments and the populace.

911 changed so many peoples view of the world as it showed that know where is safe from extremists and although countries like England ( IRA ) Spain ( ETA ) and Israel ( PLO ) had been suffering for many years . America had never had to deal with it and if you do or do not agree with the policies it is never a good idea to wake a sleeping giant.

The other major event that site in my memory is for all our technology and expertise we still are only an inch away from destruction when nature is at it's strongest as can be seen from Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami in Indonesia and the surrounding islands.

The other major event which now we can look back and realize it was a non event was the worries and concerns over how computers would handle the change in to the new century and new millennium , where many worried all the major services would fail and we would be in darkness .

Our world continues to suffer from mans inability to live together in harmony with nature and each other .


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