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First TWA International Flight for Bigelow May 1960

May, 1960 – TWA International – My European adventures begin! TWA had already transitioned into the jet age with the 707, but my first few flights were on the Lockheed 1649 Jetstream. My first pattern was so much better than I more »

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Pan Am’s Dixie-Clipper Reunion Monaco Nov 1-4, 2012

   For four days, November 1-4, 2012, 500+/- former Pan American Airways (1927-1991) pilots, flight attendants and sales & traffic personnel gathered at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco to celebrate the 75th anniversary of more »

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TWA & Coffee Houses In Greenwich Village 1959

October 26, 1959 “On October 23, I took out Flight 519 again. Captain Z., Barbara Davis and Flight Engineer Frank got together for dinner at Tony’s – an Italian restaurant, well known in Saint Louis. Flight 215 was my next more »

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Exploring the U.S. on TWA’s Dime!

October 3, 1959 diary notes of flights in September continue… “Two flights later, Captain Carl and First Officer Jerry,  Val and I went to the Crystal Palace in Gaslight Square – the Greenwich Village of the Midwest. Live jazz, beat more »

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Polaroid Pictures of TWA Flight Attendants!

  Here are some photos – mostly Polaroid photos taken on my TWA trips.  The cabin attendants in First Class were given a Polaroid camera  so they could take pictures of passengers for a gift to them.  We always had film left, more »

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Making Sense of Mementos from TWA Flying Days!

There are times of frustration at the amount of stuff  I have kept over the years;  at other times, I am thrilled to find little treasures from my history.  Fun for me these days is finding yet one more memento/picture/note more »

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How My Flying Career Began!

Back in the 1950’s, women’s career choices were few – social work, teaching, nursing, and such.  After graduation from UMass Amherst in 1959, I had but one wish for a career!  What truly interested me was to see Europe and more »

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Reflections of a TWA & PAN AM Flight Attendant

Reflections of a former PAN AM stewardess from 1962 to 1964. How the new PAN AM TV show has brought back memories of a great life flitting around the world and for pay! Continue reading

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“Return to Afghanistan” a documentary screening

Date: September 15, 2011 Time: 2:00 pm Place: Brighan House, Assisted Living 341 MT. Auburn Street Watertown, MA 02472 RSVP at 617-923-7779 Click here for flyer: assisted-living-week-2011 Why Afghanistan? How well I remember September 11, 2001.  Those emotions are as more »

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Razia’s Ray of Hope

On March 10, I was so happy to see Razia Jan again. I attended her luncheon program at Wellesley Country Club where  she gave thanks to the many contributors who donated a total of $85,000 dollars during her month-long trip back more »

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