I can’t quite believe 9/11 happened 20 years ago!

Thankfully, my husband reminded me this morning that I usually do a memorial post for 9/11 every year by sharing some of the obituary titles from the great New York Times book Portraits 9/11/01. Perhaps honoring that tradition is the push I needed to break my blogging hiatus?

Since this is the 20th anniversary of that still unfathomable attack, I will share twenty obituary titles, randomly chosen:

David L. Angell – His Heart Was in Cape Cod (54 years old)

Carl J. Bedigian – Living with an Angel (35)

Michael Cammarata – “Don’t Mourn Me” (22)

Marisa Dinaro – An Angel Collector (39)

Lucille Francis – “Never Liked to Sit Around” (62)

James G. Geyer – The Team Is the Goal (41)

Robert Halligan – Shopping across the Pond (59)

Erik Isbrandtsen – Giving His All, All the Time (30)

Charles L. Kasper – Granddaddy’s Trains (54)

Brendan Lang – Hardworking and Ambitious (30)

Linda Luzzicone – Japan, Hawaii and Romance (33)

James Martello – Big Man with a Big Heart (41)

Daniel Nolan – The Ultimate “Fun Guy” (44)

Adianes Oyola – “She Gave Me Vision” (23)

Salvatore F. Pepe – For Family, a Tomatofest (45)

Vishnoo Ramsaroop – Daughters’ Dream Vacation (45)

Kirsten R. Santiago – Kindness for Strange Dogs (26)

Brian Terrenzi – New Home and First Baby (28)

Diane Urban – You Knew Where She Stood (50)

Joseph Visciano – Always the Best Man (22)

May their memory be for a blessing.