Monthly Archives: February 2013

Family visits: February 12, 2013


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In Memory of John McWhorter

The story of Flight 705 cannot be told without mentioning the work of the man who led the investigation into the accident, John McWhorter. According to his very close friend, David McDonald, “John was extremely thorough and professional in leading … Continue reading

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In memory of Lee Younkin

Courtesy of an old friend, George Bodem. With thanks for him for taking the time to recall Lee’s life and share it. Thanks to you Lee, and the other stewardesses on board that day. You would have been the official … Continue reading

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Flight 705: To the Women

These women would have been the face of Northwest Orient Airlines to 705’s passengers that day.

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In Memory. February 12, 2013. Seattle.

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Three flowers, and a dear rock, from Sterling Road soil. Grown beneath the purple lilac near our vegetable garden. A tribute to your Grandpa Jack, in honor of his offshoots on this side of the Heil family tree.

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For Grandpa Jack         Subject: For Jack Heil           it would seem that there are not too many threads between you and I your exit came nineteen years before my arrival and … Continue reading

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