Thursday, January 25, 2007

Another Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things in My Office

1) Vitamins

2) Wasabi almonds

3) An ancient, rattling iron fan.

4) Dog hair. No wait, that's mine.

5) An antique practice Schlager. (German rapier)

6) A bat mobile. Heh.

7) A starburst clock

8) A clock from the instrument panel of a B-24 Liberator

9) A two-ton sofa from the 70s, upholstered in avocado green and gold, with a presidential eagle motif. No wonder I have weird dreams when I nap.

10) A button from my childhood that says: War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things. Wow. Some things never change.

11) Book notes on shredded scraps of paper.

12) A rock from Switzerland

13) A Three Mile Island souvenier lamp (am still hunting for the matching Chernobyl one)

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Anonymous Bev Stephans said...

I grew up in Michigan and in the 50's we lived in Ypsilanti, MI when my dad worked at the GM Hydro-Matic Transmission plant. This plant was the former B-24 Liberator bomber plant. At top production during the war, they could turn out 13 planes in a 24 hour period. There were huge bay doors at one end of the plant and when the planes rolled off the assembly line, they went right out the doors on to Willow Run Airfield and flew to wherever they were assigned. Since you like planes, I thought you might like this bit of trivia.

January 28, 2007 10:14 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

Thirteen planes in 24 hours?!? That's amazing. Someone told me my dad's plane, based on the year and tail number, came from a Ford Plant in Michigan. Ironic since at the time, I worked at a Ford dealership ;)

Thanks for the piece of history! The image of all those mighty planes rolling out and taking off continuously reminds me of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Can you imagine if someone filmed just one day of that? It'd be great to see it speeded up. LOL.

January 29, 2007 6:29 AM  

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