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"It makes me happy to think of how happy he would have been on that flight home," she says. "That was his dream job. Of course, I still miss him, but he gave me two wonderful children, and that's the main thing."
The envelope is from Life magazine. Inside are pictures taken to accompany that never-published article — black-and-white images of Joanne, posed with a scrapbook on her lap, her two children leaning against her and smiling at the camera from a living room couch. There's a shot of a teenage Dale, a photo yellowed with age. And there's a copy of the crash report. She keeps it all together. Her record of Flight 11, the plane that fell off the radar.