If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would go?
I already did — and here is the story.
In the mid 1970s, there was a horrendous helicopter crash in New York. I don’t remember all the details, but one of the big transport helicopters flipped sideways, fell off the building and crashed into the sidewalk and river below. Everyone died.
For a couple of weeks, all helicopters normally used to transport people from airport to airport — typically Kennedy to Newark and back again — were grounded. After a while, they started the helicopter service again. I found myself on that first flight out of Kennedy Airport.
When we were all seated, it was dead quiet in the cabin. No one felt much like chatting. One of the pilots came out and thanked us for being “brave enough” to fly in their helicopter. We made it to Newark and I’m here to tell the story. Normally, I think it might have been more fun.
What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, seafood, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)
Seafood is the big winner, but cheese would take a solid second place. Not overly fond of eggs and I dislike soy. I can’t eat enough nuts to make much difference, I’m afraid. We do eat meat, but not a lot. Chicken, mostly. But ah, the joys of lobster and shrimp!
What would be your preference, awake before dawn, at dawn, or awake before noon?
Just before noon works for us. We also go to bed very late, so it makes sense.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Was I inspired this week? I was pretty happy … is that the same thing? It was a good week, over all and we had friends out for the weekend — a huge special treat for us.