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BookTalk at Golden Valley Library, Saturday July 24 at 1:00 p.m.

BookTalk at Golden Valley Library, Saturday July 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Hello! Just giving you a call to ask you to come with me for a ride back to the 1950s on a Northwest Airlines Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser! Remember that double deck airplane with the lounge ‘downstairs’ and the flight deck that looked like a greenhouse? That’s the one! We will take off from Golden Valley […]

The World's First Flight Attendant on a Conventional Aircraft

The World’s First Flight Attendant on a Conventional Aircraft

The world’s first flight attendant to serve on a conventional aircraft was Jack Sanderson, who was hired in 1922, at the age of 14, by The Daimler Airway, one of several small air carriers who together would eventually become British Airways. There are two known photos of him. This is the earliest. Sadly, he died […]

This story has a "Twist"

This story has a “Twist”

It seems that nearly every day another “50 years ago” story hits the news. It also seems that I can relate to almost all of them. Today’s item involves Chubby Checker: Alejandro A. Alvarez – Philadelphia Daily News In a flash I am back in Dick and Harriet Johnson’s living room in a Richfield, Minnesota […]