I suppose it has something to do with our fingers, how we gather things in groups of ten.
Knowing today, September 11, 2011, was important, my K-8 school came up with a plan last week.
Students would write poems, two trumpeters would learn “Taps”, and I’d help turn four boxes into the Twin Towers.
It came together Friday morning in a solemn ceremony.
Later a few kids asked me to settle a rumor, “Did I have two skinny students standing inside our twin towers to keep them erect?”
I just answered with a shrug and a smile.