15 years ago today...

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    Jul 17, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I just got a call from my grandmother reminding me of what has become a 15 year family tradition, lighting a candle for the anniversary of TWA 800. A friend to our family was on board that night headed to France to visit her younger son when it crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. I'm sure many of you remember this plane crash. Her husband (my grandmother's close friend) ended up killing himself a few years later on this day from depression. I was 6 years old at the time of the crash and the news clips of flames burning over water at night was something that has never left my mind. So, If you don't mind, light a candle at 8:30 (the time of the crash) tonight to honor the memory of the victims. Thanks icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 17, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    If I had a candle, I would.
    *hugs*
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    Jul 17, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    I am sorry to hear that icon_sad.gif My thoughts are with you.
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    Jul 17, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    These tragedies become poignant when you think of specific victims. I remember the French club from the high school in Montoursville, PA, was lost.
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/index/crash/ncrash12.htm
    For Nelson DeMille fans, this is an excellent story on an alternate theory to what was stated by the Government.
    http://www.amazon.com/Night-Fall-Nelson-DeMille/dp/044617792X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310940668&sr=8-1
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    Jul 17, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidIf you don't mind, light a candle at 8:30 (the time of the crash) tonight to honor the memory of the victims. Thanks icon_smile.gif

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    A brief candle; both ends burning
    An endless mile; a bus wheel turning
    A friend to share the lonesome times
    A handshake and a sip of wine
    So say it loud and let it ring
    We are all a part of everything
    The future, present and the past
    Fly on proud bird
    To Heaven...you're free at last.

    When we lose someone we love,
    We learn to trust somehow
    That a new life in a brighter place
    Is just beginning now..
    A place of grace and peace and joy
    Beyond all time and sorrow,
    Where loving hearts who part today
    Will meet again tomorrow.

    There is nothing in life more painful than losing a loved one,
    the love is there forever though,
    we never really lose them only from the physical plane,
    because where love exists there can be no loss.
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  • dabcrt

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    Jul 18, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    Done......................icon_cry.gif
  • mybud

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    Jul 18, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    much sympathy man.......
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    Jul 18, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    Hecho, @BlackCat90 icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 18, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
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    Jul 18, 2011 6:39 AM GMT
    Awww thanks you guys! Every year on the 17th it's the same routine; my grandmother calls me and talks about the night her friend called her hysterically and told her to turn to ABC and him being in denial about the whole thing (Reality quickly hit him because his wife's body was one of the first to be recovered from the ocean), then my grandmother talks about the cover up theory and then her friend's death. Needless to say July 17th is a day of mourning for us. It kinda brings my mood down to think about but I think it would be a disgrace not to remember them on this day. Thanks again!!
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    Jul 18, 2011 6:43 AM GMT
    My sincere condolences....hugs to you.
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    Jul 18, 2011 7:02 AM GMT
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    God bless their souls! All souls belong to God Eze 18:4 R.I.P.icon_sad.gif