Fittop. I’m rooting for you sister’s continued recovery, and how wonderful to have these young people in your life either active pilots or wanting to pursue a career as pilots.
The most memorable thing happening to me was on an evening walk late last fall when I wanted to catch the last of the evening light before sundown and winter would stop such activities for a while, and a little lad came bombing around the corner of his family’s house, stopped dead in his tracks, looked at me with his big eyes and mouth agape while I walked by, and then in a clear and most un-self-conscious voice he yelled for all to hear; “Dad, I’ve just seen a very, VERY old man!!”
This winter, I’ve been doing a lot of pool swimming at the local public bath and warming up in the sauna, a hallmark of Scandinavian civilisation, and again the youngsters, they’re about 7-8 years old or younger, are fascinated with age, often asking me how old I am. When I tell them, they usually remark that “That’s a lot of years!”
Oh, well, I suppose it is nice to be impressive in some way or other, even if it just for some modicum of longevity.
OG, I’m glad you liked the Spitfire. Especially the Lone Spit stunting for me almost took on a character of a living metal being, free, joyous, ethereal and beyond the limitations of gravity. Perhaps even a spirit, certainly an important link with the past.
OldDux, so glad to see a post from you. I hope you are well and content.
Last edited by McGonigle; 03/22/23 08:44 PM.