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My thing with 111111Tim King Salem-News.com
When you contemplate this day, please remember Veterans because they are seriously not being fully considered. They need our collective help and they always will.
(SALEM, Ore.) - It's really settled down a lot over the last couple of years, but for a long time, I saw 1's everywhere I turned. At times it was laughable, predictable, bizarre, and almost always surprising, even shocking.
We're talking about car odometers, why did I always (seemingly) instinctively look at them just as a series of one's line up? Sometimes it was the trip meter, of course the biggest culprit was the damned digital clock, that is my personal record holder. There will never be a time that I've viewed on a clock more frequently than 1:11 and 11:11.
In the mid 90's it was at its peak. I went to work for Channel 11; the telephone number was 782-1111. I was assigned News Unit 1. I needed legal assistance and the attorney who was recommended, and ultimately hired, worked out of an office at 1111 Wilshire Boulevard in West LA.
In the mid to late 90's, I went to Europe to work on a documentary about World War One, a conflict I have long been a student of, and I have spent time on the battlefields of France where that war was fought. Of course it ended 11-11-1918.
It just goes on and on, though as I said it has tailed off in the last few years.
Who knows, now we have reached 11-11-11 and 1:11 a.m. west coast time has passed, so far the earth isn't trembling and all is well. Someday I would like to know what it means, if it means anything. It would be logical if I started seeing '99' everywhere I went and far more fitting.
Those who have similar 1111 stories are welcome and encouraged to post their own experience below in the comments section.
My final thought is that when you contemplate this day, please remember Veterans because they are seriously not being fully considered. They need our collective help and they always will. This is one of our biggest subjects at Salem-News.com, join us in doing everything you can for those who, right or wrong, are willing to put their lives on the line for their country. You don't have to dress it up with patriotic slogans and fancy songs.
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