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One on the Ground: The Story of One Family Before, During, and After Continental Flight 3407 Crashed into their Home

One on the Ground: The Story of One Family Before, During, and After Continental Flight 3407 Crashed into their Home

by Karen Wielinski


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When Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashed into Karen Wielinski's home, everyone aboard the plane died. So did "one on the ground." This compelling memoir tells of survival, grief, hope, miracles, and family bonds. It is a moving tribute to Doug Wielinski and the other victims whose families melded into a movement for airline safety.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680610079
Publisher: Librastream LLC
Publication date: 02/12/2017
Pages: 366
Sales rank: 536,176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Karen Wielinski is a freelance writer who has lived in East Aurora, New York since 2010. Along with the love of her daughters and grandchildren, her involvement in a local writing group continues to be a source of inspiration and strength to her.

Each segment of this book has a date at the end, the date it was written. Careful readers will see from those dates how Karen has grown as a writer in the years since the crash of Flight 3407 into her home.

A fellow writer told her:

I do believe that you would have got around to taking up writing again if you and Doug had been given time to enjoy the empty nest phase of your lives together, but I also believe that some of the power of your words was transferred to you as that plane hit your home. I am reminded of an applicable cliche - the finest steel is tempered by the hottest fire.

Karen plans to keep writing. She also plans that her future work will include some cheerful subjects.

Table of Contents





Part One--February 2009 - February 2010
February 2009
Daily Bread
March 2009
April 2009
Sharing a Passion
May 2009
June 2009
The Flea Market
July 2009
In Repair
The Story Behind the Story
August 2009
The Quilt
September 2009
Storage Sheds
The Kiss
October 2009
November 2009
Going the Extra Mile
December 2009
A Special Gift
Simple Pleasures
January 2010
Land of Make Believe
An Interesting Turn of Events
February 2010
Bound by Tragedy
Sharing a Meal
The Essence of the Man
Part Two -- The Families
February 2013
Never Say Never

Part Three -- 6038 Long Street
The Block Party
Edge of the Undertow
Celebration of Life
Dedication Speech (June 2, 2012)
A Change of Heart
Just Because

Part Four-The Trial
Eight Days

Part Five-Aftermath
24 More Hours
Six Years Later
February, 2016
The Web

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