Click here to return to our home page.

Ferry Trips
Click to learn more about ferry trips needing pilots, or having your plane ferried.
Ferry Pilots
See interesting articles we've posted on our home page over the years by clicking here.
Click to read my latest.

We have lots of Aviation Links
Interesting aviation and other videos
Click here to send us an email


October 15, 2011 Click here to mail this page to a friend.
Ignoring Clint Eastwood's advice in "Dirty Harry" that opinions, like certain body parts, are best kept to yourself.
Feeling My Age

You are not going to get out of this life alive. So, you might as well kick-back and enjoy watching it go by.  Here are some great quotes from the ages.As I've gotten older, I've discovered that time is speeding up. When I was 8 years old and watching that clock minute hand in the school room, it seemed to take forever to make it to 3:15, when the bell rang and I could bolt for home. But, when I'm my age, a week seems about 4 days long. My body hasn't told my mind that I'm getting older, I still tell my wife the same old jokes, and play the same old gags. She told me once that I should "act my age", and I told her, "Hey! I'd seen guys my age!"

Last week, I got an email from the committee for my 50th high school reunion ( I didn't go, preferring to remember those kids the way they were), and found out that out of our class of about 180, a couple dozen of them are already taking dirt naps. Maybe my plan to live forever has a few flaws in it.

My wife and I have been doing some "Fall cleaning", throwing things away, giving stuff to the Salvation Army (my favorite clothing store). When I went there with a bunch of stuff to donate, I walked out with a brand-new pair of GAP khakis, with all the tags still on them, for $6 bucks. Heck of a deal, don't think I've actually paid retail for anything but socks and underwear for 10 years, but my wife gets upset with me if I tell anyone my $40 like-new L.L Bean shirt only cost me a $1.99 at the Salvation Army store. She doesn't realize that saving money is a hobby to be envied by other men.

On the way home, still feeling the effects of a rather spicy luncheon choice, I stopped at the local pharmacy to buy a bottle of Alka-Seltzer. I was directed to a display of boxes of the tablets sealed two by two in tin-foil. No, I said, I wanted to get 'em in one of those round glass bottles. The young lady, who was about as old as my $1.99 L.L.Bean shirt, had never heard of Alka-Seltzer in bottles.

I settled for the box, but back home, I went to the website for Alka-Seltzer and in the FAQ's found this:
Did Alka-Seltzer ever come in a glass container? Alka-Seltzer used to be in glass tubes, which were discontinued in 1984 to reduce costs and eliminate breakage problems. Go to the Alka-Seltzer website.

Later, I was going through a rubbermaid container, and found the combination to the safe in the laundry room. I'd been missing that combination for years, so I went right downstairs, spun the dial and opened it up. All it contained was my dad's old revolver, a nickel, and a quarter, I must have spent the rest. Ok, now that I've told the world where my safe is, I'll have to follow through with my plan to give the thing to one of my kids, one that actually has stuff needing fire and theft protection, and, my aching back, it's going to take about 3 people to get it up the stairs.

Our cleaning project lead me to my dad's old briefcase in my office, and in it was a green round metal container of Doan's Pills, "a mild diuretic for the kidneys" according to the label, whatever that means. That antique container of pills now has a new home in the medicine cabinet in my motorhome, right next to my lifetime supply of dental floss (4 new containers of it) that I acquired when dad died 18 years ago. When dad went shopping, he must have always thought he was out of dental floss. I'm the same way with soy sauce, I remember once finding half a dozen bottles of the stuff in the back of the refrigerator.

I've accumulated so many medicine cabinet things over 45 years of marriage, I have a regular pharmacy in the bathroom. No prescription drugs, fortunately my wife and I rarely if ever had any, but if you have athlete's foot, sore muscles, sunburn, scrapes or cuts, a sore throat, constipation or the reverse of it, or you come down with poison ivy or too much ear wax, I've got your solution right here.

Recently, I found out that "dad's medicine cabinet" has become a humorous item with my kids. Let 'em laugh, I tell 'em "expiration dates" don't mean anything, especially if they've worn-off.

Global Air Aviation Referral Service

I welcome responses, and will be glad to post them here. Email your remarks to

Adding Global Air Links to your website is free, easy to install, and helps build traffic. Click to learn more.
Most Recent Editorial

Recent Global Air Links:

You could keep granddad under control with Thorazine, used primarily for the treatment of schizophrenia. Looking back, some of these old ads look pretty crazy to us now.

An elderly couple struggling to learn how to use a webcam have become viral video sensations after their granddaughter posted the fumbling footage online.

Those stories about how money isn't everything, and you can't buy true happiness were started by rich people to make the rest of us feel better.

Money can help you live a comfortable life.  And, because it makes you look younger and more handsome, it can help you attract a trophy wife.

Free clinics and prescription drugs can be found, if you know where to look. Check your State by clicking here.

If you want money for retirement, you're going to have to get a little selfish. Help your children only as a last resort. Too many parents are using needed retirement funds to bail their children out of various problems.

A senior citizen takes pen in hand ... ok, make that a keyboard and mouse, to blog about the world as he sees it.

And, you thought your pension plan was bad.

Ferry Trips | Ferry Pilots |Articles | Editorials | Aviation Links | Financing | Videos | Home

For more information, call us at 763-389-9399.
Specifications are based upon owner's representations and subject to buyer's verification. Aircraft are subject to prior sale or removal from market. Occasionally, registration numbers on photos may be altered or removed to protect the privacy of the owner, and to ensure that buyers will work with us to complete the purchase.