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Project by cathyb posted 1456 days ago 1755 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long story short, when that United flight from Boston slammed into the World Trade Towers almost nine years ago, I had a good day because I had changed my ticket a week before and I wasn’t on that flight after all. Even so, I still imagine that I was on the plane and how I would have reacted to leaving my son and family behind. Strange…...
I worked my way through the anguish (that I shared collectively with the Nation) by carving-that’s all I could do.
I carved these images, the towers going down, a man in shock on this knees, two women crying, the candlelight vigil, and a woman smelling a flower at a funeral. I built a case to to display images and the names of everyone who died on that day. It took a full year to get the list and a week for me to compile the names to fit on my piece. I had all those names engraved onto the panels of silky oak. I donated this piece to the City of Honolulu.
I recently paid a photographer to take photos of this work for my album. After all this time, it still makes me cry to look at it, but I thought I’d share it with you all. Enjoy….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com





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Dez

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#1 posted 1456 days ago

Very Cool! An excellent way to express your feelings.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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wseand

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#2 posted 1456 days ago

It is a very moving piece to say the least. A wonderful tribute to the horrible day that fell upon us and those that had fallen. I am sure it took incredible inner strength to complete such a powerful memorial. Thank you for sharing your Shattered Dreams with us.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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idahosawdust

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#3 posted 1456 days ago

Wow!

... enough said

-- Making piles of sawdust...one incorrect measurement at a time!

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ellen35

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#4 posted 1456 days ago

What a touching story… and what a wonderful way to help with the pain…
Thank you for sharing this.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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CampD

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#5 posted 1456 days ago

Wow, very touching and a way for eveyone to allways remeber that day.

-- Doug...

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 1456 days ago

thanks for sharing your carving.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 1456 days ago

Wow! I hope no one ever forgets that tragic day.

Thank you for sharing this with us all.

I posted it to my facebook page, so I can share your great work and story with my friends and family.

Thank you so much for sharing. 9/11/01 We must never forget!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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workerinwood

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#8 posted 1456 days ago

Beautiful, great job!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Russ

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#9 posted 1456 days ago

Excellent work and thank you for sharing your story.

-- Russ

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#10 posted 1456 days ago

Beautiful and heart felt work Cathy.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Gnome

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#11 posted 1456 days ago

Beautiful memorial.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#12 posted 1456 days ago

cathyb,
Beautiful work as always. Thank you for caring and creating such a wonderful remembrance for us, all to see. For me it will always be a day of Good vs Evil to remember. Thank you for sharing.
Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#13 posted 1456 days ago

A super tribute

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1456 days ago

Cathy , this is just wonderful,,,you did a wonderful thing here, and i know that it must be one of your best works ever, for its the kind that truly touches more hearts then any other project might…what a beautiful job, its works like this that wood workers do that bring the warmth of wood and connects it to the human heart…thank you for a wonderful contribution…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Mary Anne

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#15 posted 1456 days ago

Wow, this is powerful stuff from the soul. The carvings put a lump in my throat.

I can only imagine how that day must have felt for you. You produced something healing for yourself, and in sharing, you no doubt assist others in their healing as well.

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