Friday, January 26, 2007

But Wait, There's More

I totally forgot ....

While discussing the movie, The Queen, I meant to go off on a wee tangent about how it was based primarily on the week after Diana's death and how the monarchy handled it. Now, I wasn't like the millions of Brits who's lives were shattered by her death. But, like certain other moments in history, I do remember where I was when I heard.

It was 1997, I was in Matric. It was a Sunday morning. I got up late and went thru to the TV room. Mom had been watching Sky or CNN (I forget which, it was long ago) the night before so the TV was still tuned to that. Ah, fate.

So I switched on and they were going on about how this time the media had gone too far. For a good 5 or 10 minutes I honestly thought that the media had gone too far by publishing a fake story about the Princess of Wales dying, not that she actually had. I think we watched for most of the day. And I remember sitting and watching the funeral a week later too. It's one of those things that's gotta be done, just like I remember watching Fergie & Andrew's wedding. Admittedly, I was a bit young (a mere 1 year old) for Charles & Di's ;)

And 9/11 (as the American's love to call it)? I was with my family for a week in Greytown, for my Grandmother Ron's funeral. Seeing that none of us were at work, we managed to see the second plane crash too. The TV was on that whole day too.

Funny how these things stick in your head.

So where were you ?

1 comment:

Nico van Rensburg said...

diana -- i was up before my folks on the sunday and caught it on cnn..

9/11 -- i broke my ankle and had surgery on the 10th, so when i woke up on the 11th i thought i was watching a movie :)

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