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Firefighter's wife thinks about the past, future

By Staff
CHANGES  Meridian Fire Chief Bunky Partridge and his wife, Dianne, view the changed New York City skyline from an Amtrak passenger train as they arrive in the city on Saturday. Photo by Marianne Todd/The Meridian Star
By Marianne Todd/The Meridian Star
Nov. 4, 2001
NEW YORK, N.Y. After 27 years, Dianne Partridge still remembers her husband's first fire.
Today, Dianne Partridge will view the destruction of the World Trade Center alongside her husband an unusual decision for her. Through the years, she wouldn't turn on the police scanner when her husband was at work because, "I just didn't want to know about it."
She said she expects today's view of Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center, to take an emotional toll on her.
Marianne Todd is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call her at 693-1551, ext. 3236, or e-mail her at