And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
As with many of the Hughes aircraft, it was ahead of its time.ReplyDelete
My dad worked for Pan Am and we flew plenty of Connies back in the early 50's. Flying then was actually fun. Adult male passengers wore suits with ties and adult women ankle length dresses, hats and white gloves.ReplyDelete
A far classier time and place.Delete
My Dad worked for Eastern Airlines after WW2 for a couple years before being called back into service 'at the pleasure of the President' to help man SAC. I still have a set of silk-screened tumblers commemorating the inaugural flight of the Conny for Eastern. They were given to my Dad as a Christmas gift by the then-President of Eastern Airlines, Eddie Rickenbacher.ReplyDelete
Greeting from sunny Pine Grove.