The pleasure — and pain — of electronics

Posted on January 27th, 2013 by

Frustration: A deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs. Boy, does that describe my state of being for the last two days! Continue Reading →


More than a pretty face

Posted on January 6th, 2013 by

I should hate Tia Robertson. She’s tall, blonde, slim, beautiful and a professional pilot. Her family also owns a Cessna 195, a Cessna 170, and a Taylorcraft, all meticulously restored, all beautiful. Continue Reading →

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New beginnings

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by

Today, my sister-in-law is getting married. There is a smile on my face and joy in my heart as I write this. While my readers may think, “Gee that’s nice, Mrs. McFarland, but what does this have to do with... Continue Reading →

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The other husband

Posted on October 18th, 2012 by

“It’s funny how things evolve. If you’ve ever noticed, change is seldom abrupt. Instead, it comes like spring, in small, barely perceptible stages, until one day you look around and realize your world is green again. That’s the way it... Continue Reading →

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Family tradition

Posted on September 26th, 2012 by

Back before David “Shorty” Wilkinson had a reason to be nicknamed “Shorty,” (because he is, after all, bean-pole tall) he thought every family traveled by airplane, because every family he knew had one. This made sense to him since his... Continue Reading →

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Full circle

Posted on August 19th, 2012 by

In a couple of weeks, the Old Man and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I can’t say that it seems just like yesterday that we were young newlyweds. We’ve enjoyed a full and satisfying 30 years, and we... Continue Reading →

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Lightning Man

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by

My Old Man met Johnny Smith during an act of of immeasurable kindness. We were finally able to relocate back to Henry’s hometown of Canton, Georgia, in the early 1980s. With our few worldly possessions moved, it was time to... Continue Reading →

Mr. Murphy and his laws

Posted on June 26th, 2012 by

I didn’t make the Lady Taildragger Fly-In held in Savannah, Tenn., the first weekend in June, and from the comments on the website and the texts from my friend and fellow pilot, Sharon Tinkler, it was a roaring success. Kudos... Continue Reading →

Looking for Clint Eastwood

Posted on April 19th, 2012 by

Folks haven’t seen us around the airport much for the past few weeks. An early and long spring has put the Old Man into a planting and building fervor. You name the vegetable and it’s probably planted in our garden.... Continue Reading →

Visiting family

Posted on March 19th, 2012 by

It’s no exaggeration — Atlanta traffic is bad. Even though we live 60 miles north of the city, my family lives three hours south. There’s no way around it. If I want to visit them, I must travel through a... Continue Reading →