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New Book for the New Year!

Anne, Shapco pressman John and printer’s representative Howard look over the interior black and white pages of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels, Recalling a time when passenger flight was an adventure and the Boeing Stratocruiser ruled the skies, on Tuesday, December 23, 2008.  John is running these pages 16-up on a huge press. Joan Lee, editor […]

Delta North, Blackberry ticketing and Lunds Won’t Grind Ham Anymore!

Sorry.  I didn’t mean to vent.  But this is catastrophic.  I just know my mother is spinning in her grave at the news. I was planning to devote todays post to giving kudos to the MAC (Metropolitan Airports Commission) for working out a deal with Delta whereby they will keep 10,000 jobs and a regional […]

Color me Delta

Sad week on the prairie.  The first NWA airplane has been painted in Delta colors. It took twelve days and 146 gallons of paint to transform this Boeing 747-400, which will fly to Asia next week. Another milestone in the ongoing saga of THE BIGGEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD.  Photos courtesy of Rich Siakel.

“When we are up there, I am going to try to see God!”

John Roth sends along a delightful account of his first airplane ride – on a Boeing Stratocruiser, no less! I was four years old in 1954, living on 73rd and Russell in West Richfield, an area known to many Minneapolis residents as “the sticks.”  To the North lay the downtown area with its department stores […]