I wrote five stories about myself in an earlier post, MEMETASTIC BLOG AWARD. Only one of the stories is completely truthful.
I confess –this does feel like a confession and one which I hadn’t expected — Story number THREE is the whole truth.
I have an authentic Mile High Club button. I earned it in college.
I couldn’t believe I found the button, or pin rather, when I looked for it yesterday. It’s a shiny little pin that one would wear on a shirt, but I don’t think I’ve ever worn it.
It’s as shiny as it was when it was given to me by the professor, who eventually became my long time friend and mentor. We went on several flights together, but that was the only time we did anything like we did the day we earned our pins.
The only bold-face lie out of the five stories I wrote is number four: “I love Comic Sans, Oprah, and Dr. Phil.”
I didn’t know what Comic Sans was until several days ago when I received the Memetasic award from Deb, at DorkyDeb.com.
I’ve never watched a daytime television talk show, unless it’s a PBS special or something of that nature. I read an article in Oprah’s magazine a couple of years ago, which I enjoyed, but I never watched her show.
I didn’t know who Dr. Phil was until I saw his face on a magazine, while standing in line at the grocery store, which was around about 2004. I asked my friend who was with me to tell me a little about him. She was altogether shocked.
The other stories are mostly true. I’ll likely write about the truth in those in a follow-up post.
About my little wheel-chair in story # 1. I actually loved the chair because it was the only way I could get around. And the day I could walk again, which I remember vividly, I was a very very happy little girl!
I have a history with pilots and airplanes. I don’t know why. As a result, I’ve flown in old planes, small planes, huge planes and a few in the middle. A few times, I’ve flown the planes myself, but have never attempted to land one.
My dad took me on my first plane ride when I was about eight years old. He and his buddy, Carly, who had a plane, but I’m not sure about a license, were quite the pair together. We lived in the country and Carly had a landing strip on his land. One time they took one of my sisters and me on what my dad’s friend called the, “roller-coaster in the air.” We did, “donuts.”
I had great fun, but my older sister has since told me that she was scared. I was surprised. She says she didn’t want me to know when we were flying. She was always doing what she could to make me feel safe.
The best times I ever had in airplanes was with a man, Rick, whom I once loved very much. Flying was a hobby for him. Sadly, he died in a motorcycle accident not that long ago. As you may have realized if you’ve read parts of my blog, there is usually an element of something hard in my stories.
The funnest flight I ever took with Rick was when he rented a Cherokee plane for my son’s eighth birthday. My son is part Cherokee, so this was very special.
Shortly after we were in the air, we looked back to see my son sleeping in the backseat of the plane. At first, I was afraid that Rick would be offended, but then, he was never offended. He was the most peaceful human being I’ve ever known. He laughed. He knew my son fell asleep whenever he felt safe and relaxed.
“I guess he’s really enjoying himself,” my friend said chuckling. We had a peaceful quiet trip. We landed at a great little place where we walked across the road to a country southern home-style restaurant. My son got to fly the plane for a bit on the way back home. My friend laughed about my son sleeping on his birthday flight from then on. He said it was the greatest compliment a pilot could ever receive.
I guess, looking back, I’ve had lots of fun in the air!
Thanks for reading my stories. As always, thanks for visiting Dogkisses’s blog!