Thursday, August 23, 2007

Reds In the Air!

Recently, there have been several blogs here (and on Wyatt's blog) with our friend Skully. She's a Red Headed Girl of the Skyways. I felt I needed to, as a public service, show that not all Redheads are worthy of flight.

For example. . . Mrs Deathlok:


Sure, there's a guy fondling my wife. But, as they say, what happens at 3,500 feet stays at 3,500 feet. Besides, it could be worse, I could have left the ground. . . . . .hmmmmm. . . .not so much.

Sure, I'm a wimp. But look at it this:

This is a picture of my Mom, who in her mid seventies (at the time) joined the other fools that went up in a perfectly good airplane and jumped out of it.

11 Comments:

At 9:04 PM, Blogger RT said...

Much braver than I'll ever be! WOW!

My co-worker's husband proposed to her while they were skydiving.

Mrs. Deathlok looked like she rather enjoyed herself. Just saying.

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

That's because Mrs. Deathlok is joining the Mile High Club in that photo.

And Mama Deathlok always scared me. Tough, tough woman!

 
At 10:33 PM, Blogger skywriter said...

The jumpers I flew would hurl themselves out of the airplane towards the hard ground without thought. Back in the day, without the better chutes and equipment, I saw a shattered pelvis, broken leg, and two deaths (not on my plane thank God) in the summers I flew jumpers to build flight time. But they were PETRIFIED of the ride up. One day, in a Tailwheel Cessna, I got a load of carb ice and the engine just barely burped. . I mean it was a Rosylyn Carter burp. . and suddenly I had 5 people FLINGING themselves out of the airplane at too low an altitude to escape the upcoming carnage. I pulled the carb heat, came back around and landed. That was a wasted trip.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger radio gnome said...

DANG! I think I just fell in love with your wife! Whatta gal.

ScullyWriter . . . apoplectic is all I can come up with . . . because it's not used enough. Such a wonderful word. So much so I had to spellcheck it.

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Queen of Dysfunction said...

HOLY CRAP YOU'RE MOM RULES!

I've gone skydiving once, won't do it again until my kids are grown. But when I'm in my seventies? I am sooooo ripping a page out of your mom's book.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Ssssteve said...

I bet your Mom can kick Wyatt's butt Huh? That is awesome that she jumped!!

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

When she jumped, my Dad almost died. She actually said "I've always wanted to do that. If I die on the way die, at least it will be doing something that I always wanted to do."

 
At 9:46 PM, Blogger Queen of Dysfunction said...

...well that just makes her even cooler in my book then. I still want to be that kind of seventy year old.

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger skywriter said...

you need to have your Mom post what it was like. . I never had the guts to do that. . only to fly them up.

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous linda said...

I've never wanted to jump out of a plane, but good for your mom and wife that they did something they wanted to do! Mothers are always doing for others, so good for them!

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Mrs Grim said...

Go, Barb - the last time I had a 20-something guy grope me, I was getting a tattoo, um, somewhere. But I guess technically I was paying for that....

Go Aunt Dot.

But why would anyone jump out of perfectly good airplane?

 

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