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How one local grandpa
spends his day off.
Shelli Liebman Dorfman
National Grandparents Day is Sept. 11.
A wife and mother reflects on the
10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
Robin Schwartz I Contributing Writer
en years seems like forever ago, but yester- Above: Sophie,
forever:' said Cheryl Schneider of Short Hills, N.J.
day," wrote one New Yorker in a poignant
17, Jake, 19 and
The niece of Bingham Farms philanthropist Doreen
online message about the upcoming 10th
Rachel Schneider, Hermelin lost her husband, Ian, that day. He was
anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
20, today with
45 and a father of three children, Rachel, Jake and
The emotions of that tragic day will once again
Sophie (then just 10, 9 and 7).
come rushing back for the families of victims, the
Schneider was a successful Wall Street executive
survivors, the first responders and the rest of the
who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor
nation, many of whom watched helplessly on television as two of 1 World Trade Center. In all, 658 employees of that firm
of four hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center's perished. In memorials, Schneider is described as "a mentsh
twin towers. Who could forget the sight of those larger-than-
who coached Little League baseball, soccer, basketball and
life skyscrapers crumbling to the ground? The thick, black
softball teams and was known for his quick wit and loud,
smoke rising up from the Pentagon in our nation's capital?
The collective fear and dread that gripped the country as we
"There are moments that make it seem like it was just yes-
realized this was an intentional act of terrorism? In the end,
terday, small things that bring me right back to that terrible
nearly 3,000 people died; 6,000 others were injured.
day:' Schneider continued. "A sky that is crystal clear and bluer
"It's hard to believe that 10 years have passed since our
than blue, an email, a news story, a friend's comment,
country's worst tragedy and the event that changed my life
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1942 - 2011
Halley and Jordan
hen Lori Serlin leaves for
work on Mondays, she
knows firsthand that her
children are with someone who would
do anything in the world for them: their
"Five years ago, Lori, a speech pathol-
ogist, was trying to arrange childcare
for when she went back to work after
her daughter was born:' said Lori's dad,
Murray Goldenberg of Farmington Hills.
"One of the days she needed someone
was Monday, a day when my business is
closed, so I volunteered!'
Goldenberg, an owner of Classic
Photography in Southfield, said,
"Unfortunately I missed a lot of time
with Lori when she was growing up. I
tried to be there for special occasions
but on weekends I was working."
Monday is still his only regular day
off, but Goldenberg said he wouldn't
want to spend it doing anything else.
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