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7 Biddies' Street

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 7 Biddies, May 7, 2017.

  1. 7 Biddies

    7 Biddies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to my street where you're free to discuss what's on your mind, especially if it's about chickens and other topics that apply to country living. It's all about the simple lifestyle and making friends. Hope to see you, soon.
     
  2. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi! Thanks for making this. :)
     
  3. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life! Premium Member

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    Howdy! [​IMG] I'm dropping in because I have fun reading your posts when they're all off topic in that "other" thread. [​IMG]

    An thanks... I have a hankering for GOOD lasagna now.
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Turtle Rock Poultry Premium Member

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    I've been quite enjoying your ramblings in the other thread, so I'll join in here.
     
  5. sannabelle

    sannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiiiii!!!! Okay- so questions for you.

    You mentioned the airline that you flew for years ago- were you a flight attendant or a pilot? Either way, im sure you have amazing stories. Pleaaaase tell them [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. 7 Biddies

    7 Biddies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was back during the *glamorous* days of airline travel, when people dressed up to fly, and flight attendants were called stewdardesses. Jets were coming into use, but there were still plenty of props. I flew on one that was built before I was born!! No female pilots in those days! That didn't start until long after I'd left. They said only 1 out of every 35 girls that applied were accepted. Plus, the requirements were already very restrictive: 19-27 years of age, 5'2" - 5'7", 105-135 lbs in proportion to your height, and single, as in never married, widowed or divorced. It goes without saying that kids were out of the question. They wouldn't even hire anyone with an engagement ring because she'd be soon gone. I wanted the job so badly that, even though I was only 18, I managed to get myself hired. I'm persistent, if I'm nothing else. :D

    This was in late 1964, when the Beatles were brand new and the term "women's lib" hadn't been coined yet. So, back in the day, or the olden days to you young folks.

    Can't think of any stories off the top of my head, but when one pops up, I'll post it. All I remember right now are the Saturday night flights from Philly to Miami, when the newly wed couples arrived in their best traveling suits leaving a trail of rice everywhere they went. Bright eyed and smiling, and wearing a corsage or boutonnière pinned to their lapel, we'd congratulate them as they came through the door. "Oh! How'd you know?" -face palm- These were night flights and they were on their way to Miami for their honeymoon. One June evening, SEVEN couples were on board. Flying wasn't as common as it is, now, with only 5-10% of the public having flown. These night flights were generally fairly empty so, while they were boarding, I'd ask if they wanted drink service, or would they be sleeping. (We didn't use the big trolleys that fill up the aisles, in those days. We carried everything on small trays). Pillows and blankets were handed out to the sleepers and as soon as we were airborne, they'd take an empty row, fold up the arm rests, and lie down. I'd come by and turn off the overhead lights for them. Many times, the honeymooners would get a jump start on their wedding night. This particular night with the 7 couples, one of the other girls told me to stroll down the aisle and check out the feet hanging over the seats. Sure enough, the newly weds would have 10 toes up and 10 toes down sticking out from the blankets. The windows were fogging up and the sounds disturbing, so I had to go up to the flight deck and ask them to turn up the heat so the passengers would throw the covers off. As all the lights came back up, and just as I had left the cockpit and was midway down the cabin with no where to hide, the captain made an announcement saying the honeymooners would have to wait until they got to their hotel room because the stewardesses were jealous! I wanted to ride out on the wing for the rest of the trip because I was so embarrassed.
     
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  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    LOL
    Good story.
     
  8. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow. That is just... wow. (Also, thank you for making this thread, 7 Biddies!)
     
  9. 7 Biddies

    7 Biddies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Obviously, I've worked with the public all my life and they never cease to amaze me. One afternoon, after take off, a lady who appeared to be in her 50s, wanted to take a nap during the trip, so she walked to the back of the plane, oh about about 4th row from the last and, finding 3 seats empty, folded up the armrests, got a pillow and blanket from the overhead, took her dress off over her head, leaving her standing in the aisle in her full slip. I even remember that it was navy blue, like her dress. She proceeded to lie down across the seats and go to sleep. Towards the end of the flight, we woke her up and told her she'd have to put on her seat belt for landing. So, she got up, stood in the aisle in her slip, reached in the overhead for her dress, put it on, sat down, and fastened her seat belt for landing.

    She said she enjoyed her trip. Our mouths just hung open.
     
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  10. sannabelle

    sannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hysterical. The things that people think of to do in public are mind boggling sometimes.
     

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