Author Archives: T.L. Heil

52 Years

Who would have thought? That one day, so many years past, February 12 could still drag heavy on the heart. Here’s to a lightening of that load if you still carry it.  Here’s to releasing remaining sorrow. Of what didn’t … Continue reading

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Happy Spring to our loved ones.

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In Memory . . .

To the memory of those aboard Northwest Orient Flight 705, and your departure from us 51 years ago today. . . To their descendents, and friends who still remember . . . We raise a toast. And are so grateful … Continue reading

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JFK: November 22, 1963

Friday, November 22, 2013. Another Fifty Year Anniversary. 50 years ago today it was also a Friday. I was in the second grade at St. Benedict’s in Seattle. I remember sitting in my desk when the intercom crackled to life … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Conclusion

From the Flight 705 “Lessons Learned” report: click on image for better view.         705 “Lessons Learned” website: http://lessonslearned.faa.gov/ll_main.cfm?TabID=1&LLID=66

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“Lessons Learned”

One of the most frequent questions that have come into the 705 blog since it began in 2011  has been, “Why did it happen?” For some who lost people in this accident, they were very young when it happened and … Continue reading

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June 2013

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 … Continue reading

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Everglades National Park Press Release, February 12, 2013

With special thanks to Everglades N. P. Public Affairs Officer Mary Plumb. http://www.nps.gov/ever/parknews/50-years-ago-today-remembering-northwest-orient-flight-705.htm 20130212_EvergladesNatPkPressRelease

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Here’s to Jack-

Fifty years later, we all gathered in your honor. What a day. Your wife, our mom. All six of your kids. Six grandchildren (. . . who stood in for the other five who couldn’t make it that day) and … Continue reading

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Family visits: February 12, 2013

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