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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:09 PM

The strangers who fell in love when 9/11 diverted their flight

I just read this article and enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/nick-diane-marson-come-from-away-chance-encounters/index.html

The short story is that two strangers on flight from the UK to Houston which was diverted into Newfoundland on 9/11 ended up falling in love and getting married. The best part is how amazing the Newfoundlanders were (and I sure still are).

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whopis01 Sep 2021 OP
Effete Snob Sep 2021 #1
whopis01 Sep 2021 #4
Effete Snob Sep 2021 #8
MLAA Sep 2021 #2
whopis01 Sep 2021 #5
MLAA Sep 2021 #6
lucca18 Sep 2021 #3
3catwoman3 Sep 2021 #7
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2021 #9
zanana1 Sep 2021 #10

Response to whopis01 (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:11 PM

1. Newfondlers, I believe

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:05 PM

4. Ah thank you.

My apologies to any Newfondlers

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Response to whopis01 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:15 AM

8. It's the old ones you have to watch out for

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Response to whopis01 (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 02:07 PM

2. There is a Broadway Play that is marvelous about the planes being diverted to Gander.

It is a musical that is heartwarming, humorous and of course poignant. I believe you can watch a taped version. I saw it in DC prior to opening on Broadway and then a year later saw it on Broadway. Amazing.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/come-from-away-musical-apple-tv-plus-1234964020/

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Response to MLAA (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:11 PM

5. That's really cool.

It is a bit of a weird feeling to find something enjoyable in those events. But it is a good thing. And important to recognize that there is great good in people and it can outshine everything else.

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Response to whopis01 (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 10:05 PM

6. Yes, I really didn't want to go but a friend bought tickets.

It was so uplifting.

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Response to whopis01 (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 02:58 PM

3. What a story! 💕😍

Thank you for sharing!
I really enjoyed reading it!

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Response to whopis01 (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 12:03 AM

7. What a lovely story.

May they have many more joyous years together.

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Response to whopis01 (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 07:05 AM

9. K&R. Thanks so much for sharing this. I do remember hearing about the kindness of the people

Where the planes were forced to land. And I agree that this is a lovely story, two people who found happiness while dealing with such a tragedy.

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Response to whopis01 (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:17 AM

10. Cold towel?

I got a kick out of that. Great story of a terrible day.

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