What a ride

To Deb McFarland: Thank you for the wonderful stories you send to GAN for your Short Final column. The story published Sept. 26, 2008, “Yearning,” really got to me. I had to start that article three or four times before I could get my eyes dry enough to finish it.

It was 55 years or more ago, and yes, I was there and did that. Of course I have long before now sat in both seats.
I was 27 and over 300 hours before I got a ride in a Stearman. It was a graduation present to myself – graduating from Parks College with an A&P – so I took a checkout ride in a newly rebuilt Stearman. What a ride!

Thanks again for the stories. I really enjoy them. Keep writing.

R.D. HOUSER
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