Thursday, July 13, 2017
Up, up, and away (and the need to know more)
Life has a strange way of throwing up new challenges when I least expect them. This afternoon presented me with a different kind of challenge. But this is an opportunity that I welcome. Let me explain.
I have been asked by a friend to "work" a little bit as a volunteer in a military history museum at which aviation is featured. My fun-filled "job" will be limited to a few hours a week during which I will be available to answer visitors' questions about hundreds of military aviation exhibits. I think the people at the museum must be desperate for volunteers if they will recruit an over-the-hill hobbled curmudgeon like me. However, I've been told that my involvement at the museum might help slow down the enlargement of those holes in my Swiss-cheese memory. Well, maybe. We'll see.
So, I guess I had better learn a few things before I'm confronted with those visitors' questions. Because I need to know more than I know now, I will be reading as much as I can about 20th century military history and aviation. And because I have a limited capacity for concentration -- yes, as an obsessive-compulsive, I have a one channel mind -- this blog will be dedicated to my full immersion. Therefore, postings, when (and if) they appear, will be reports on my discoveries.
If you are interested in 20th century military history and naval aviation, welcome aboard.