I have the honor of paying tribute to Natalie Janis Lasden, she was 46 years old on 9/11/01. Janis was traveling to California with her boyfriend Don DiTullio on American Airlines Flight 11. Janis was adept at quilting, sewing, gardening, and computers. Janis and Don met about four years ago at a country-western dance. After they became a couple, they danced every Friday night at the Moose Club. They doted on their dogs, Shiloh, Sasha, and Jessie—they called them their “kids.” They loved to celebrate with family at birthdays, anniversaries, holidays. They loved to travel. And they loved each other.
Janis has many messages that have been left for her, she was loved and is missed. These are some of the messages that I found from her friends and family. The messages from her sister Linda are especially heart breaking.
November 25, 2010
janis wish you were here happy thanksgiving, Hailey first thanksgiving she is beautiful we love her so much, wish you got to meet her miss you linda
September 02, 2010
janis been 9 years now, still feels like yesterday , I usually find someplace to go or something to do on sept 11, this year cant find any place to hide out , gonna be a long day miss you linda
Auntie Janis,Im an Auntie now too!! It is such a good feeling. Im hoping she is a Lefty so I have someone to sit next to on Holidays. miss you
So happy you will have a park named for you to honor your memory; such a lasting tribute to a life taken too early. You will never be forgotten. Eight years have passed since Mom's surprise birthday party of which you were a big part. Love and miss you.Janice (Don's sister)
Jan, we got the best news today, Peabody is finally putting up a memorial park in memory of you on your street, thanks to leo & sandy they never gave up and will never forget you, Miss you so much Linda
Dear JanisI want to remember you as I saw you at Arthur's and my 50th anniversry party at the Ramada on july 4th, 1998. You were such a bright, intelligent girl full of hope and dreams for the future. I wish you had never taken flight 11. We all miss you. Auntie Jane(Jeanne Lavoie Plourde) Lewiston,, Maine