I just found out that I did know one of the passengers on the plane. I did not recognize her name from the list. One of our friends here had a 40th birthday party last spring which we went to and which was great. Her mother was also there, and she looked like our friend's sister. Dereck and I and one other couple went out afterwards with our friend and her mother and drank and danced and we have pictures of all of this. She was a lovely, vibrant woman, and now I am just stunned and shocked.
A little too close to home.
And now I need to go and order some flowers.