middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear kind readers: Please, I’m begging; I’ll do anything, por favor google: AA587. Sincerely, Tom Doody. The subtleties that make a moment emotional are lost in nuance, circumstance and timing, but I’ll try: ONE: Hana tapped using an opening in the memorial wall as a frame, and her pic featured a man on the beach at one sixteen in Rockaway Park. Later by chance we talked to the man, and he told us about the day AA587 crashed. The memorial marks the spot and the tragedy lives in the memories of the locals. TWO: A design feature of the wall puts most people’s names on their own block, but the largest block holds all names of the crew, and oversized, but not the largest is people who traveled together. Dear kind readers: Think of a moment when you traveled on an airplane, and if you’ve never flown, then think of a recreational bus, boat, or train ride. Recall how you can see people traveling together, and without paying much attention you know who’s grouped, and who’s alone. Sincerely, Tom Doody. The grouping of names smacked me emotionally. It was as if I could imagine myself boarding with the families who died together. Friends returning to DR who died. I knew none of these victims and I know none of their surviving family members or friends, but for a moment I felt included . . . like I was attending their funerals. I recall reading of the memorial’s construction reaching its final moment . . . never putting it on my list of target visits . . . and by chance there I was with Hana — amen alleluia assalamualaikum mazel tov. »» about me 302-990-2346

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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