The other day, an old Cayman Airways 737 took off and left the Cayman Islands for the last time. It took off, did a loop around and flew really super low over the runway, wagging its wings, then headed for the Victorville aircraft graveyard, where it will rot, or maybe get stripped for parts or scrap metal.
it makes me sad. Ships, (airships, waterships and I guess spaceships) are not like other machines. They’re like people with personalities and specific characteristics that make them alive and loved. Maybe cars too.
I still lament the sinking of my first Navy ship, the USS Somers DDG 34. I wish she was still here, and I wish I could go visit.
But alas, water under the bridge. Good by airplane. You’re missed by at least one person, and you were loved by many.
I bought a new shirt yesterday, did laundry last night and am wearing it today. I dunno, it’s microfiber and feels shapeless. It feels like it will stretch out but not stretch back in. It might go straight into the ‘give away’ box.
It’s hard to find a plain old cotton polo shirt these days.
Have a fantastic day!