You can#039;t stop living By Jason Norman 07/26/2005 Three weeks ago, Sue Current#039;s husband called her at home and told her to turn on the news. When Current flipped on the screen, she saw destruc
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Three weeks ago, Sue Current's husband called her at home and told her to turn on the news.
When Current flipped on the screen, she saw destruction. London, where she'd lived for 15 years and the current home of her daughter and two grandchildren n one less than six months old n had been rocked by four suicide bombers, killing them and 56 other people and injuring over 700. Three of the city's underground trains and a double-decker bus were attacked, just a day after the English city was awarded the 2012 Olympics.
"I thought, ‘Where? Where was it?'" Current recalled. "'Was it near my friends? My family?' Actually, it was all these things; it was near my friends and family. I still have friends that use the track stations, and my girlfriend lives near (an area that was attacked).
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Current called her daughter, who lives in South London.
"She told me not to worry," Current said. "She said that nobody bothers South London."
On June 21, that was proven wrong; bombs were placed on a bus and three other trains, one just a half-mile from Current's daughter's home. Fortunately, the bombs failed to go off, and no one was killed.
"I did a lot of phone calls," Current said. "I was pretty scared. I just wanted to hear my daughter's voice. (After the 9/11 attacks), she knew I wasn't anywhere near them, but she just wanted to hear mine. I knew where she was, but it was important to hear her voice."
During her London life n she came to America in 1988 and moved to Suffolk in 2001 n Current can remember several Irish Republican Army bomb attacks.
"But they would usually notify the authorities and let them know where the bomb was," she said. "They gave people a chance to get away."
While she was living in an apartment, a bomb less than half a mile away shook the windows, and she and her roommate were quickly evacuated.
By the end of the week, Current will be back in Britain.
"This is my last day for a while," she said between Meals on Wheels shifts at Obici Hospital. "I had planned to go later in the year, but I brought my trip forward. There's not much I can do, but it will give me peace of mind.
"Life goes on," she said. "They didn't stop working, they just had to go on. You can't stop living life."