Even in the Movies

Written by Ellen M. DuBois


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There was a scene inrepparttar movie where Cage's character takes his wife torepparttar 126330 city for dinner because he forgot their wedding anniversary. I recognizedrepparttar 126331 restaurant immediately. It wasrepparttar 126332 one inrepparttar 126333 Twin Towers. I remember seeing it onrepparttar 126334 news and watchingrepparttar 126335 interview withrepparttar 126336 owner. The feeling of overwhelming shock and disbelief came over me again. There were extras, film crew, etc. in that restaurant duringrepparttar 126337 shoot. Never in a million years would they have thought it wasrepparttar 126338 last time they'd be there. The last time they'd ever see it again. They never dreamed it would becomerepparttar 126339 target for a mass murder.

Who would have?

Every day I am seeing how life is different. Examples likerepparttar 126340 one above clearly demonstrates this.

The next time you catch "An Affair to Remember", or "The Family Man" or any movie shot in New York City, you will be reminded of what was.

You will be reminded ofrepparttar 126341 saddest day in our history and become witness to a ghost. Ellen M. DuBois

Ellen M. DuBois, MA - Ms. DuBois is engaged and has a dog who loves to critique her work. She is published in vol.2 of God Allows U-Turns with her piece, "The Angel in the Dumpster". She writes to touch the hearts of others. Please visit Writings of the Heart, her award winning writer's resource site- http://writingsoftheheart.homestead.com/index.html


Books As A Life Saver

Written by Ellen M. DuBois


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This isrepparttar paper's response torepparttar 126329 letter above:

We print this letter here with hesitation. We do it because we believe it is a document which New Republic readers will care to have seen, for we believe it is representative ofrepparttar 126330 spirit of American soldiers; we print it also because it brings home more forcibly than we could ever hope to,repparttar 126331 vital need of good reading matter for our soldiers and sailors. Our troops had been abroad a short time when General Pershing cabled for books. The French Government, we have been told, in a list of articles men should supply themselves with, put down books as one ofrepparttar 126332 first necessities. Soon we folks at home will hearrepparttar 126333 same call fromrepparttar 126334 men themselves. "Send me tobacco- and books!" That will berepparttar 126335 demand. If you have a boy in service-a brother- a son- a friend- send him books if you send him anything. Abroad, literally millions of pocket size volumes have been sent to men inrepparttar 126336 trenches byrepparttar 126337 people of our allies. Put yourself inrepparttar 126338 place of these men. They must sit still very often, while undergoingrepparttar 126339 most frightful bombardment, waiting to attack or to be attacked. Many men go mad because of this terrible mental strain. What they need, above all else, is to keep their minds normal. And when they go back into billets, after service atrepparttar 126340 front, they demand books allrepparttar 126341 more. They have gone through such frightful experiences that they require something to put them in touch again with a sane world. REAL POCKET-SIZE VOLUMES NEEDED

Remember this, when you send books. Your soldier boy cannot carry an ordinary size book with him torepparttar 126342 trenches. What he needs are real pocket size volumes, so that he can carry several in his pockets without inconvenience. Little Leather Library volumes fill this need perfectly. They are 3 1/4" X 4 1/4" in size, and are bound in genuine leather so that they will standrepparttar 126343 hardest wear. Over a million of them were sold beforerepparttar 126344 war to people who wished to read good books while travelling. Since we enteredrepparttar 126345 war, over two hundred thousand of these volumes have been bought for soldiers and sailors as gifts.

If you have a boy or a friend inrepparttar 126346 service, make your choice ofrepparttar 126347 titles listed below. If they do not prove to be what you expect, your money will be cheerfully refunded. __________________________________________________ (Just a note. The Little Leather Library Books sold for thirty cents, postage prepaid.)

I hope you have enjoyed this piece of history, and have seen as I have,repparttar 126348 inherent value that reading has in our lives. It is not merely entertainment. It is therapy, it is soothing, and underrepparttar 126349 worst of circumstances, it can give usrepparttar 126350 strength andrepparttar 126351 grounding that we need to pull through.

Ellen M. DuBois, MA - Ms. DuBois is engaged and has a dog who loves to critique her work. She is published in vol.2 of God Allows U-Turns with her piece, "The Angel in the Dumpster". She writes to touch the hearts of others. Please visit Writings of the Heart, her award winning writer's resource site- http://writingsoftheheart.homestead.com/index.html


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