In Queens on Sunday morning yesterday.
A friend and I were walking back from the bagel shop when we passed an old woman napping on a lawn chair outside of a retirement home. She looked ancient. At least 90. And she certainly looked like she was fast asleep, but she lifted her head when she heard us walking by. Maybe we were talking, I don't know.
She looks at us and yells out at us in this magnificent old-school NY accent.
"Ya watchin' da Twin Towers on da TV?" she asked with a big smile on her face.
Surprised, we looked at her and replied that we had been, and that it was still on.
"It's hysterical!!!" she cackled loudly as we kept walking on by.
It was such a weird and wonderful reaction from an old-timer on that weird and sad morning. We really didn't know what to make of it besides laughing along with her.
New Yorkers. Ya never know.