All children grow up a little embarrassed of their parents (right?). I used to make my dad drop me off a half block away from my elementary school, I would jump out of the car as fast as possible and scurry in, not looking back. These days, I have my dad drop me at the front of a bar and I give him a big wave and say “Bye Dad!” How times change…
I never knew how cool my mom was until I grew up enough to realize it. She was a juror on a big trail (“The Hillside Strangler”), ran marathons and was a Pan Am flight attendant for 17 years (1968 – 1985) all before I was born.
She was on a plane that was highjacked, she served heads of countries, she flew around the world thousands of times. She used to fly when flying was still considered a luxury.
I watched the show “Pan Am” this morning and was a little underwhelmed, but am giving it a chance. It seemed a little over-acted and didn’t grab me right away. And I so wanted it to.
But when I look at these photos I am so overwhelmed at how cool my mom was and is. And can’t believe she lived this life all before I was around (and I’m really upset she didn’t hold on to any of her old uniforms).