Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"It's A Major Award!"

I have been fussing about not having enough light in my Not So Exotic Office for quite some time---ever since we moved in, actually.  The room does have two windows, but it sits in the shady corner of the house.  Two hours of morning sunlight is all it receives.  Once the sun is above the roof line the room is bathed in shadow for the rest of the day.  I am not a shadow kind of guy.  I find this lack of sunlight depressing---especially since this is the room where most of my aviation "treasures" are displayed.  What I really need is a desk lamp with serious horsepower.

Every time I see the classic movie, A Christmas Story, I think a leg lamp would be the perfect solution to my lighting problem.  You know the one I'm talking about.  "It's a major award!"  But $250 seems like a lot of cash for a lamp that quite possibly could end up like the one in the movie---my wife has always been cool on the idea.  Still, I kept putting it out there.  Up until last week.  That's when Brother Baker delivered his Christmas gift---a cylinder lamp that he designed, and built, from one of 43 Bravo's worn-out cylinders.  How cool is that?  Brother Barbeau received one too.  We are twins!

Eat your heart out EG.  Who needs a JN4 prop on the wall when you have a 43 Bravo Cylinder Lamp?  Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Jellystone Brothers

Photo by Eddie Price

One hundred and eleven years after Kitty Hawk the Jellystone Brothers honored Orville and Wilbur Wright with a flight to the center of the universe, Pond Branch Airfield.

Brothers Bob & Joe

The brothers en route. . .

Pond Branch Airfield, 9 o'clock.

Left crosswind for Runway 11.

Brother Price was there to greet us.  (We called ahead.)

Eddie, Giddy, and Joe in front of the PBA Wall of Fame.  Eddie's plan is to have every airplane that has ever visited PBA on the wall---eventually.

Photo by Eddie Price

Pre-departure photo, Gate 1, Pond Branch Airfield.

Thanks Orville!  Thanks Wilbur!  Thanks Eddie!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Quote Of The Week

From Brother Barbeau:

"A1A is 40 years old this week!  Let's take the Hatz to Key West!"

Album photo courtesy of my good friend, Bob Blythe.  Yes, it's had a few plays!