Category Archives: Passengers on 705

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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Anemones

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

      http://sarahalisabethfox.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/for-jack-heil/         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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50 Years Later: To the Memory of Flight 705

To live in this world you must be able to do three things To love what is mortal To hold it against your bones, knowing your own life depends on it; And, when the time comes to let it go, … Continue reading

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February 12, 2012

Here’s to those folks who found the 705 blog during the past year. Thank you for taking the time to write and share. Here’s to our loved ones. Here’s to gentle and marked remembrance.

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Moving into Autumn 2011

Today I updated the blog’s content for the first time in a few months. Over the course of the summer I found coverage from both the Chicago and Minneapolis newspapers. Important as Flight 705 was headed to Chicago that February … Continue reading

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