Robert Reardon

2nd Edition of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels Just Published

Wondering what Bob Reardon is up to these days?  Why wasn’t there an organist on the Stratocruiser flight from IDL to MSP?  Some questions raised in the first edition of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels are finally answered in the Second Edition, now available!  Plus many new stories and 83 more photos!  Order your copy […]

Retired NWA F/A Mary Pat Laffey Inman's Remarkable Story told on History Theater Stage

Retired NWA F/A Mary Pat Laffey Inman’s Remarkable Story told on History Theater Stage

Mary Pat Laffey and Bob Reardon came to life on the stage at the History Theater, St. Paul, MN, the evening of January 15, 2015.  Kira Obolensky wrote, and Anya Kremenetsky directed,  a live script reading of the play “Stewardess” – the story of Mary Pat’s long, hard slog to obtain equality for stewardesses at […]

Robert Reardon retires today after 63 years in the wild blue yonder!

Bob Reardon is a true Legend, and will be memorialized as such in the Legtends category of this website in December.  As I send Bob my best wishes this morning, I can’t help but remember the “drill” upon arrival at The Willard ‘Residence of Presidents’ Hotel in Washington D.C.  Here is an excerpt from my book, […]

Robert Reardon Website

Received a nice note from Richard Lee asking if I would put Robert Reardon’s Facebook page on my website. You bet I will, Richard. I was happy to set the story straight as to when Bob’s Facebook profile photo was taken.  It was taken by me nearly 60 years ago, on a Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser […]

Bob Reardon's 90th Birthday Party ~ Thanks for the Photos, Richard Moody!

Bob Reardon’s 90th Birthday Party ~ Thanks for the Photos, Richard Moody!

A gathering of former Pursers to mark the occasion. l-r  Bruce Retrum, Bob, Richard Moody, Lou Reynolds  Look at the blaze!  That’s a lot of candles, Bob. I love the message on Bob’s cake:  “Robert is 90! Happy Birthday! Otherwise All is Lovely & Serene” All the well-wishers at Bob’s 90th . . . . […]

Happy Birthday Robert Reardon!  90 Years Young Today.  And Still Flying !!!

Happy Birthday Robert Reardon! 90 Years Young Today. And Still Flying !!!

Bob Reardon and Bonnie Vork in B-377 Stratocruiser galley 1950s Photo taken in flight by Anne Billingsley, Lady Skywriter After 56 years of flying, featured in American Express  magazine, Departures, Mar-April 2008 Bob and Anne at “Remembering Donald Nyrop” event at NWA History Centre, June, 2011 See Summer Special Edition 2011 Reflections page 2 Mary Ann […]

Robert Reardon Makes Guinness World Records 2013

Robert Reardon Makes Guinness World Records 2013

Bob Reardon and Lady Skywriter at the NWA History Centre for the  Donald Nyrop tribute, June 2011 You will find part of this photo in the brand new Guinness World Records 2013.  Go to page 69, the Oldest category, where you will find Mr. Reardon at the very top of the page with the heading Oldest […]

More photos from "All About Bob"

More photos from “All About Bob”

Mary Pat Laffey Inman with Richard Moody during “open mike.” Lori Rothmund, center, lynch-pin of the guest list and other arrangements I love this: the first moment Mary Pat Laffey Inman and Jean Carlson Schreier saw each otherin 53 years! They were in the same NWA “stewardess” class in 1958. They really enjoyed being reunited. […]

New Bob Reardon Information, gleaned at his fantastic 60th Anniversary Party

New Bob Reardon Information, gleaned at his fantastic 60th Anniversary Party

Bob Reardon with his sisters and Waverly MN pastor. l-r: Bernice Reardon, Rev. Martin Shallbetter, “the man of the hour”, Mary Klingelhoets For openers, I did not know Bob was born and bred in Waverly, MN. His sisters shared that with me. I didn’t know he was from a family of nine children. I did […]

Bob Reardon's Celebration, "All About Bob", will be much better than TV's Pan Am!

Bob Reardon’s Celebration, “All About Bob”, will be much better than TV’s Pan Am!

Bob Reardon and Mary Ann Gallagher talking with “Red” Kennedy, (r) retired NWA Captain, at the “Remembering Donald Nyrop event at the NWA History Centre, June, 2011 Just got off the phone with Richard Moody, who is producing the “All About Bob” event on Monday evening, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at […]