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A Unique Way of Chilling Coors . . .

A Unique Way of Chilling Coors . . .

Maggie Flanagan Samson serving up a storm on a TWA Convair 880 in 1965. With her is Brenda Holdsinger. From time to time Lady Skywriter receives E-mails from blog readers that beg to be shared. Here’s one submitted by Maggie Samson of Bellevue WA: “Back in the mid-1960s I was a flight attendant for TWA, […]

This Baby Had No Wings . . . But She Could Fly!

This Baby Had No Wings . . . But She Could Fly!

Lady Skywriter’s 1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible being polished by son Rick I’ve been corresponding with two men who are presently engaged in searching out information about their respective father’s early careers with Northwest Airlines. Their stories converge in the late 1940s and 1950s. Rick Seireeni’s dad was a Captain for NWA and Peter Jenkins’ […]

Missing Northwest Airlines

Missing Northwest Airlines

Image created by Lady Skywriter on Wordle.net Click on image to enlarge. I found this website Tuesday, January 11, while reading the Minneapolis StarTribune. On their Opinion page, where selected letters to the editor are printed, a Wordle image replaced the customary political cartoon. Editorial staff reported that they had taken the words from the […]

Photo Bob took of me in B-377 galley the same day. Both Bonnie & I loved our coffee!

Coffee in the Cockpit? It’s an Institution!

I drank the stuff – black, no less. Here with Evie Mueller in a Stratocruiser galley You knew I’d weigh in on this one. Albeit belatedly. First let me say that coffee has been consumed in cockpits since time immemorial. A reported incident of spilled coffee last week made the news only because airplane cockpits […]

Donald W. Nyrop 1912-2010

Donald W. Nyrop 1912-2010

NWA President Donald Nyrop and Board Chairman Croil Hunter symbolically “burn” the mortgage for 10 Stratocruisers and 10 DC-4s on October 29, 1954, when the company became debt-free. Mr. Nyrop’s memorial service was today, January 8, 2011, at Colonial Church of Edina, Edina, Minnesota. Several hundred people attended. A few vintage Northwest Airlines uniforms were […]

Northwest Airlines Makes Top Ten List!

Northwest Airlines Makes Top Ten List!

Alas, not an auspicious way to start the New Year. Google Zeitgeist 2010, where a year of Google searches everywhere are analyzed, puts Northwest Airlines in the list of fastest falling search terms of 2010. Okay, so we’re number ten, but remember, this is GOOGLE. Dinosaurs are better remembered than defunct airlines. Lest we forget […]