|Dirty Flight Suit Party Friday Night|
|A Toast to the Newlyweds|
On Sunday, we had Captain Tony, looking very dapper in his uniform, and three stewardesses; Gladys and Peggy wore the "summer brown" uniform and Alyce Grady looked elegant in her blue uniform. Nationally known air show performer, Julie Clark visited the flagship on Sunday afternoon. Zane Lemon gave her a tour and she spent about 30 minutes sitting in the right seat. Since she holds a DC-3 type rating, the hope is that she will join our crew on a couple of legs in the not too distant future. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that President Eisenhower also stopped by.
|Happy Birthday, Marti!|
With so many hands on deck, "taking down the show" was a breeze, and we were all packed up and ready to go just after 5 p.m. The final event was a wonderful farewell gathering at Rancho Chico Mexican Restaurant in Stuart, where many toasts were offered and stories told. And speaking of cake, there was another reason to enjoy one as Marti Taff was celebrating her birthday the next day.
It was a perfect way to end the air show season. We have one more event with the Polar Express, an organization that treats the children of fallen or wounded soldiers, in Nashville on Dec. 12. Then the Flagship Detroit will go to winter quarters in Tulsa to be cared for by Jim Gentry and company.
(written by Peggy Fairchild)