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From: MaryW
Date: 09-07-2006, 10:36 AM (1 of 13)
This is just amazing.
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From: Magot
Date: 09-07-2006, 11:12 AM (2 of 13)
Somehow, I find that incredible poor taste. But that may just be me.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 09-07-2006, 11:50 AM (3 of 13)
I gotta agree, Jan.
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From: plrlegal
Date: 09-07-2006, 04:10 PM (4 of 13)
I agree ladies. Some things are better left as images in our minds only and to me, this is one of those things.

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From: DorothyL
Date: 09-07-2006, 04:16 PM (5 of 13)
It says they are ideas for your "Sept. 11 event."
Are there people out there that are going to have a party with cake and all? That's kind of cold isn't it?
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From: esrun3
Date: 09-07-2006, 04:35 PM (6 of 13)
Gotta agree with you Jan! I won't even watch the movies they've made about 9/11-just too horrific and in very poor taste to my way of thinking
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 09-07-2006, 08:19 PM (7 of 13)
I'm not going for the movies either. And I don't think there's much in the way of parties for this...But here's a different take to consider: The photograph shows a person's artwork. Cake decorating became sculpture for this artist, just as some of our own works of sewing have been the most creative and meaningful works of our own days. I know that when I had something difficult in my life to come to terms with, I turned to my sewing room and did a whole lot of creating. In the process, I developed my skills and I also became stronger on the inside. New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart (that's me) remember those two towers as symbols of strength, a real part of their identity. It sounds so cliche, b/c we've heard that said so many times in these past years, but I personally paused and gazed upon them on Spetember 9th 2001, and took a nice slow breath, marvelling at them and what they meant to me. I see it as a beautiful and personal statement, just as it would be to make a sculpted bust to commemorate an influential person in the community. I'm sure tears were shed by this artist during the process, and by her loved ones during the presentation, and that it brought many people together along the way.
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 09-07-2006, 09:19 PM (8 of 13)
The only thing I am going to try to remember on 9/11 is my Dad. He would have been 89 that day. he was born 9/11/1917. I miss him everyday but next week will be the hardest because we always spent our birthdays together.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 09-07-2006, 09:23 PM (9 of 13)
As a former cake decorator I can tell you people want some really weird stuff. (body parts, male and female, all BLACK cakes for a 40th/50th/60th birthday. Which to me says you're wishing death upon the birthday person.)
I refused a LOT of cakes. (my boss said it was MY call.)
I would NEVER have done a cake like that. Cakes are for celebrations, 9-11 is NOT a celebratory time and the World Trade centers are gone, so theres nothing to celebrate there either.
I'm disgusted....:mad:
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From: beachgirl
Date: 09-09-2006, 10:25 PM (10 of 13)
I don't think 9/11 is something to celebrate. More something to morn. The same with Katrina. How can you celebrate a disaster ? I think remembering & never forget but don't celebrate it. Here they want people to wear red & blue that day plus fly the flag. The flag I'll fly but wearing certain colors I don't need. I won't watch that movie either. They can never get a movie exactly as it happened & to me it's made to make money. I don't believe in making money off peoples disasters or any pain people have gone through.Just my personal feelings.
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From: lendube
Date: 09-10-2006, 06:12 PM (11 of 13)
Not only tacky but just plain ugly! Not impressed but whatever floats her boat.......

Isn't it sad when you watch a movie and there they are? They were so much a part of the skyline and so many movies took advantage of their impact (so to speak.)

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From: Patty22
Date: 09-10-2006, 06:56 PM (12 of 13)

On the five year anniversary, my son is starting a new job in Manhattan. He took this picture off the pier in Brooklyn Heights looking across the river this past Friday night. The memorial lights had just returned.

I will be interesting in hearing from him about the tone of commuters going into work and those around him.
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From: plrlegal
Date: 09-11-2006, 01:10 AM (13 of 13)
The only thing I'm going to try and remember tomorrow is my niece's (god daughter's) birthday.

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