A 20-Year Recollection

Dear Bruce,

Thank you for sharing this poignant piece and reminding us of the grace and courage of our dear friend Kincey.

Thinking of you all.


Sent from my iPad

On Sep 10, 2021, at 2:17 PM, Bruce Potter <bpotter> wrote:

Dear friends —

As anyone knows, tomorrow, 9/11/2021, is the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center. As most of the addressees know, in 2001, Kincey Potter was working in tower number two, consulting on a new on-line banking system being developed for Morgan-Stanley. [On the day of the attack, I happened to be working on a project for Island Resources Foundation in St. George’s, Grenada.] About a year before, we had moved from Washington DC to Annapolis Maryland.

In the event, Kincey survived the attack by walking down 64 floors from her office and out of tower two, about 15 minutes before the building collapsed. A few weeks after, Kincey wrote her account of what happened to her that day. Attached is a slightly edited version of that account with some of my added comments. I was surprised to discover that in a strange irony, Kincey and I had reviewed this version of her account on September 4th, 2018, just 13 days before she was taken by the metastatic breast cancer that she had been battling since 2008.

I hope this short paper will remind all of us of the wit, wisdom and pragmatism that Kincey carried, even in very tough times.

Best wishes


<Kincey’s 9-11.pdf>

Bruce Potter
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Annapolis, MD 21403

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See also: Kincey.org

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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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