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Now Trending on Facebook: The most viral picture on the Daily Item ever?

A picture that was on this blog earlier this week went absolutely viral on the Daily Item Facebook page – making it possibly the most popular image yet on the page.

This is the photo:

house11aaaPosted on 9/11, it got 430 likes and 74 shares. That’s pretty amazing for a small newspaper.

Other topics heating up on the page:

  • People in the Valley are talking about the coming 10-digit dialing. This was a surprise hit, garnering 60 comments.  Here’s a sample: Christina Ayala “I don’t think it is that big of a deal, i have it stored in my phone book that way anyways, and when i taught my kids their phone number i always gave them the area code when teaching them, bc honestly if they got lost or kidnapped and used the phone who knows where they would be and if they would need it!”
  • And the Bean Soup Festival is hot – and we’re not just talking about the food. The festival has a lot of support from fans on the Facebook page, professing their love for the old-time recipe.

How well do you remember big events from kindergarten

Yesterday, I got to talk with some high school seniors about their memories of 9/11. They would have been in kindergarten, and therefore, among the youngest people to remember that day.

At home last night, I was talking with my sisters and mother about remembering things from that age.

My younger sister is the same age as the students I interviewed – but she doesn’t remember anything from 9/11. My older sister said she doesn’t remember much from kindergarten.

But then I got thinking and I can remember a couple of big events from that age.

I remember the 1992 presidential election and being upset when Bush Sr. wasn’t reelected. I stood in my mother’s room and remember watching the electoral tallies come in.

I also remember my backpack in kindergarten, it was Aladdin and had jewels on it. I also remember the nuns at my Catholic school making a big deal about the first time I wore my glasses to school in an effort to make me feel good about my new look. (Maybe that’s why I’ve never felt a desire to get rid of my glasses….hm….)

I really only have very vague memories of events before that year.

Anyway, do you remember kindergarten? What are your memories?

Remembering 9/11, 12 years later

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A decorated home in Danville

It’s a solemn day in America, a day that will never be quite the same.

It’s a day filled with emotion; I already teared up listening to a tribute playing of “Imagine” in the car this morning. Seriously, the smallest things can bring back floods of memories of Sept. 11, 2001.

It was a harrowing day for so many, and it’s tragedy feels raw, like it happened yesterday.

So today I encourage you to take some time to remember and truly embrace the idea of “Never Forget.”

I wanted to post what I thought was the most memorable piece I’ve done on 9/11, just to share some thoughts. I wrote it for the 10th anniversary while I was a reporter at the York Daily Record.

Also, today, please hug your loved ones and let them know you care.

Airline industry ‘totally changed’ post 9/11

York, PA – Scott Miller feels awkward whenever people talk about their memories of watching the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t watch the towers fall or see the horrifying images coming out of New York that day.

“To this day I still struggle with that,” Miller, director of public relations and marketing for the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, which runs Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, said. “I can’t imagine what it would’ve been like to watch it live.”

Miller was just trying to keep up with his new job at the Airport Authority, which he had started the day before.

In fact, Miller didn’t know anything was amiss that September morning as he sat in his office until a news station called to ask about the status of the airport’s flight schedule.

“They asked, ‘Have your flights been canceled?'” he said. “I said, ‘I’m not sure, let me check. I’ll call you back.’ Then I went to get online, but I couldn’t get on. Just then, the security director came in said, ‘Come with me.’ While we were in his golf cart riding to the main terminal building he explained there was an incident in New York. After that, the whole day for me is a blur.”

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