Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Saturday, August 17, 2013

11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes

Thanks to Blog Bud, Jeff at Parrothead Jeff & Friends for this little ditty.
I do remember a few of these things from my first adventures on commercial airliners in the late sixties and early seventies.
Definitely a far cry from the flying cattle cars we have these days.
11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes
I flew Western Airlines once from Great Falls to Idaho Falls and back on Easter Vacation of 1970 to see a friend.........................the Stewardesses were in really short hot pants........................I was 15!
The jet was an old 737 like this.

3 comments:

Buck said...

In re: #7 at the link, which said, in part: "Pan Am continued to provide vased flowers during dinner service in First Class until the late 1970s."

I got bumped to First Class on my return trip from Turkey in 1972... Istanbul to NYC... and can vouch for the flowers. AND the food, which was excellent. AND the free drinks... they poured me off the plane when we got to New Yawk.

Flying used to be a wonderful experience but no more, as you said. I'll never fly again unless I absolutely HAVE to.

Glenn Mark Cassel said...

When I went to Hill AFB for F-16 Advanced Crew Chief School, I went Delta up and back............Sardine can on a 757 up and an A320 back. I am going to take the next trip to Kansas on the Amtrak Southwest Chief.
That being said, those Western Stews on my trip in 1970 in those hot pants............................

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

The pic reminded me of my first plane ride ever.
A Western Airlines flight on a DC6 from SFO to LAX (circa 1958).
I remember those commercials on TV where the buzzard (or seagull) sat wight his back against the vertical stabilizer, drinking champagne, and said, "...the only way to fly."

The only other time I flew Western was in the early seventies to Hawaii.
They were still pouring champagne and the "stews" on that flight wore mini muu-muus that, if they were any shorter they'd have had "two more cheeks to powder and another place to shave."

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

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