Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time doesn't fade memories...






Hello everyone! I'm pleased to be adding a new posting to the blog today, and it's a good one!!
Not long ago, Scott, over at www.hermantheduck.org forwarded me an email he'd received from a former North Central Stewardess that was wondering if someone would be interested in items that she had. I immediately responded...

Sandy Hoksch was a Stewardess with North Central from 1968 to 1970 when she decided to move onto other ventures in life. Even so, Sandy retained all of her original pins, wings, employee handbooks, blankets, copies of The Northliner, her uniform and even her liquor cabinet key for the aircraft for the past 41 years! Sadly, her original North Central issued Stewardess Hat didn't survive the years and, as she put it, it 'disintegrated.' Nonetheless, Sandy wanted these items to go somewhere where others could appreciate them and I'm happy she did...as well I'm sure you are! Enjoy...:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Collector friends...


Hello everyone, I just wanted to share how wonderful it is to have like minded friends in the collector World. This point is made in the recent visit of my friend, and fellow North Central collector, Steve from MKT (Mankato, MN).
Having lunch with Steve, we chatted it up about what's happening in collecting, Ebay, collector shows and the general histories of airlines and aircraft. Always good to 'chew the fat' about these subjects!
I was also able to have Steve over to the house to view some of my personal collection and share any extra things I had with him. See, to me, collecting is not about hoarding, nor about the 'it's all mine' mentality. To me, it's a way to share with others who have the same interests and passions that I do. I've met other collectors of the same frame of mind, and I've met the other side as well. I guess, to each their own, but for me, I'm content with my choice...:)