Stones in the Office
Those who didn't know Harry Raines by name called him "the guy with the kids." He had three of them, Jillian, 8, Kyle, 6, and Kimberly, 2. For his vegetable garden, they each made him steppingstones, plates of concrete inlaid with colored decorative glass. Mr. Raines wanted the stones at his office, where he was the vice president of global networking for eSpeed. He lined them up on the windowsill of his office at the World Trade Center.
"He enjoyed life," said his wife, Lauren. He was always up at the crack of dawn. He would go out to the dead end of the street and play soccer with his son or splash in the pool with the children. Or he would go running and dirt-trail biking at Jones Beach with his twin brother, Mark.
"Kids were the focus of our lives," Mrs. Raines said.
But lately, she said, "we found we were missing each other, too." On Sept. 9, Mr. Raines, 37, asked her to come for a Sunday walk. She had a lot of things to do, but he told her, "Slow down, slow down." She recalled: "He just came and grabbed my hand. We were always holding hands."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 7, 2001.