Erin Reeg: Clamming Up

Erin Reeg and her sister Allison lived in Stony Point, N.Y., on 9/11. They were 11 and 13. Their father, Robert Reeg, was a New York City firefighter and, when the Towers came down, he survived with a punctured lung and broken ribs. In the WNYC special Living 9/11, Erin and Allison talk about how they reacted.

What do you want to remember from 9/11 and what do you want to forget?

I actually have a hard time remembering specific details during that time, so what I do remember I wouldn't want to forget, even if its a really bad memory because it makes me know it actually happened.

The times that I was in the firehouse, and at memorial services and other special events that went on during that time are probably the most meaningful as far as what I do want to remember.

Erin working on her story at a Radio Rookies workshop
Erin working on her story at a Radio Rookies workshop
In her Radio Rookies story, Erin tells about dissecting the heart of a deer her Dad shot
In her Radio Rookies story, Erin tells about dissecting the heart of a deer her Dad shot
Rib cage Erin painted
Rib cage Erin painted
Heart Erin drew in high school
Heart Erin drew in high school ( Erin Reeg )
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