LUCY FISHMAN: Antsy on First Day of
was the first day of school for Lucy Fishman's 3-year-
old son, Jason. Her family sometimes theorizes that she
stayed at her office in the trade center because she
wanted to hear from her husband, Gene Springer, how it
had gone: if Jason had cried, if he went willingly, that
kind of thing. Whatever, when Mr. Springer called Ms.
Fishman, 36, an executive secretary at Aon Research, in
her 105th floor office, he got only her voice mail.
Family was what mattered to Ms. Fishman. This summer
she and her husband built a big pool in their backyard in
Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, and that's where they and the
kids -- Jason and his sister Samantha, 11 -- hung out.
Ms. Fishman's favorite movie? She liked action pictures,
her younger sister Mary Dwyer said, but the movie did not
really matter; she just liked curling up next to her
husband. He agreed to talk to a reporter about her, but
he began to weep and was unable to speak, so it fell to
Ms. Dwyer. "A week before this happened we went to the
Bronx Zoo with the kids," Ms. Dwyer said. "I went with my
two children. It started raining, everybody went running,
we were just taking our shoes off, walking in puddles,
and singing in the rain. That night, me and my sister
went out dancing."