One of my earliest memories is that of my sister's birth. I don’t know when i was first told, but I knew she was born in Lakewood Forest, Illinois. We always used to say it, whenever asked; "Lakewood Forest, Illinois" rolled off our tongues like familiar lyrics to a song. That was accurate enough for me; I remember my father was stationed at Fort Sheridan Illinois as a military police in the U.S.
I'm taking English 111 and was assigned to wirte a personal narrative essay. I was going to write about this anyway but here goes... (I know formatting sucks, but whatever.)
Where were you on 9-11?
It’s going to be one of those questions. Like “Where were you when Kennedy was shot” or “Where were you when the bombs were dropped?” They’ll ask with a glare in their eyes, just waiting to pounce and chastise me if I had ever forgotten. It’s going to be one of those questions – “Where were you on September 11th?”