Saturday, November 15, 2008

15 Nov., 2008 -- Happy Birthday, Jan



Jan threatened me if I posted a dorky photo for her birthday. Soooo, as a birthday present, I made her legs super long! (That's Jan in the middle, Jamie and me alongside). Don't ask a lady her age. So, how old are ya, Jan?

15 Nov., 2008 -- Jerry's kind of day

Jerry would say, "It's windy, cold, gloomy and rainy. Let's go fly!" So a few of his fellow employees at Garmin did just that. Jerry would approve! (Note the ice on the vertical stabilizer.)

After the service, it seems as if an angel wing got in the way when I tried to take a
picture. And then, look! There's Jerry's halo!

The procession was over a mile long, from beyond the square clear out to the cemetery.

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Jerry's gone.

14 Nov., 2008 -- Jerry's entry in my log book

Take-offs, landings, and aileron rolls! Yeeeeaaaaa! Upside down in the Super-D 8kcab back in January, February 2008. Jerry's last entry in my log book. Doesn't seem that long ago.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

13 Nov., 2008 -- This is a tough one




And he made it so eeeeeeeasy!

I didn't post yesterday, I searched for all the pictures I could find of Jerry Smith.
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., Graig Hurtt Funeral Home in Mtn. Grove. Funeral service Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Freewill Baptist Church, Mtn. Grove.

See Fonda's pictures here.

Jerry lived and breathed flying, and he sprinkled all of us with his "pixie dust". Thanks, Jer.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

11 Nov., 2008 -- We honor

Veterans Day salute to our friends in uniform, Carl, Greg and Jason.

And a salute to our friends, Jerry and Chris. They are together again.

Monday, November 10, 2008

10 Nov., 2008 -- I found them!

Was looking for some old photos, and got sidetracked. My cousins Jody and Mike were the
driving force behind my becoming a pilot. They flew me in their 172 around my beloved
mountains around Glenwood Springs, Colorado in April, 1982. I knew then that that was my
destiny.

That's my sister Carolyn with Jody!

And, SHE knows who she is! I found the pictures of the Great Duck Hunt! This was in November, 1982. I'll bring them by your office. That ought to tip off a few lurkers as to your identity.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

9 Nov., 2008 -- Show time

Spotted the sun dog and John flying the Zipper. Spied Ben going for a sundown flight. The cowbirds were watching the whole show.

Don't believe every photo you see. This is a composite, the moon is enlarged about twice
its size.