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Carol Burnett’s “No Frills Airline”

Thanks to Karen Schmit and BITS AND PIECES for sharing this with me. Not much has changed, has it? Tip: View full screen. ENJOY!

Red Tails Weekend!

Red Tails Weekend!

No, not the NWA red tail, which is also gone, but the Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails! It began last Saturday, January 21, when son Rick and I motored over to the Commemorative Air Force – Minnesota Wing (CAF) Museum at Fleming Field in South St. Paul. We knew they had a North American P-51 Mustang […]

Nila Kleinsasser Paselk, a Fellow NWA Stewardess From the 1950s Dead at 82

Nila Kleinsasser Paselk, a Fellow NWA Stewardess From the 1950s Dead at 82

My eye immediately went to the photograph at the top of the obituary page in the StarTribune yesterday, Sunday, January 15. What caught my attention was the stewardess uniform in the photograph. it was navy blue with white piping around the tuxedo-styled collar revealing a white blouse underneath. I wore the same uniform in the […]

George Grim Dead at 99 - played NWA Stratocruiser organ on a flight from New York City to Mpls.-St. Paul in 1959

George Grim Dead at 99 – played NWA Stratocruiser organ on a flight from New York City to Mpls.-St. Paul in 1959

I wish I had known George Grim was still alive when I published my book, Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels in 2009. How I would have loved to ask him about the time he saved the day by performing as organist on a NWA flight from New York City to MSP around Christmas, 1959. His […]

Joe Lapensky followed Donald Nyrop at the helm of Northwest Airlines

Joe Lapensky followed Donald Nyrop at the helm of Northwest Airlines

Lady Skywriter is sad to report the death of Joe Lapensky, a highly regarded leader in the airline industry as well as his community. When he died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at the age of 93, he still lived in the same house in Richfield, MN where he lived before and during his tenure as […]