Rolling on into summer. We just marked Dad’s birthday this past June 6. He would have been 90 years old. That day he boarded 705 he was 39.
Received a notice today on the blog that Ebay was selling photos of Flight 705′s accident online. Sure enough. Graphic images of the crash site, as well as the victims, and, sadly, those who lost loved ones that day as they received the news while waiting at Chicago’s airport. It seemed unconscionable that these relics of the accident should be for sale. After contacting the company selling them, [a firm that does business digitizing newspaper photo archives and placing all the photos for sale on Ebay], they graciously agreed to remove the crash site photos from the website. Suggested to them that they send the photos to the Northwest Orient Archive at the Minnesota State Historical Society.
In the course of the day, discovered this poignant article by another person affected by Flight 705′s loss: here’s to the memory of her grandmother