I saw my logbooks in the bookcase...

...and I couldn't get to them, because the glass slider door wouldn't slide open. Thank goodness one of the folks that clean my house was able to open it. Thank you, Andre! 

 I have my collection of Nancy Drew books in that bookcase. 

And there are some other treasures  to us there, as well:

 -Carl's dad, Dick Schumacher's, flight logbook. I believe this was the year he died in a Western Airlines crash.

 -A barograph that somebody gave us...so I could track how high I flew, when wave-soaring out of Minden, Nv. I believe I got up to 21,000' and was awarded with some type of certificate. Yes, I used oxygen and the tank was locked in behind me.
-A sextant that Carl used to:  'determine the angle between the horizon and a celestial body such as the Sun, the Moon, or a star, used in celestial navigation to determine latitude and longitude. The device consists of an arc of a circle, marked off in degrees, and a movable radial arm pivoted at the centre of the circle.'
(dictionary definition). I think Carl took that sextant on his long-distance ocean races.

 -Carl and I got to fly in the Goodyear Blimp, for free! We were talking to the Blimp pilot about the air traffic surrounding us, (as was the air traffic controller), but the pilot casually said that those small plane pilots see US! Yup...they do. The proof is the gray/blue folder on the top row.

And last, some of the papers that said I was competent at what I was doing from the U.S. Department of Transporation, the FAA, and blahblahblah.

That's the past. Now is now. And despite what we're going through now....God is good and folks smile back at us when we smile at them even with our masks on.

Live richly, marilyn


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