Started by Rix Gins, January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
Quote from: WOTR on December 28, 2020, 06:41:40 PMThey ever find those balloonists?
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 29, 2020, 02:08:39 AMI believe that the balloonists crashed into a lake and were drowned. Pieces of the wreckage were washed ashore, and a homing pigeon (used by the balloonists to send messages, was also found in the water, dead. I think some of their bodies were eventually recovered but I'm not sure. I remember reading about some of them at Find A Grave but I can't remember their names. You see, this is what I get when I try to do research at such an ungodly hour and am dead tired.
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 29, 2020, 02:11:32 AMDecember 29, 1920. Public Domain
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 30, 2020, 02:58:20 AMFrom the Library of Congress. The Rock Island Argus and Daily Union., December 30, 1920.
Quote from: WOTR on December 30, 2020, 03:32:16 AMpay your debts in cash [...] illegal contraband.
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 30, 2020, 02:58:20 AM......
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 04, 2021, 02:09:49 AMFrom the Library of Congress. The Rock Island Argus and Daily Union., January 04, 1921.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 05, 2021, 02:37:27 AMFrom the Library of Congress. The Rock Island Argus and Daily Union., January 05, 1921.
Quote from: Ciardelo on January 05, 2021, 06:12:26 AMYay! I'm glad they were found. They have quite a story to tell now I'll wager.
Quote from: WOTR on January 05, 2021, 10:58:53 PMI wonder if any of their grandchildren know the story? How many generations are these things passed down before they are just forgotten?
Quote from: albrecht on January 05, 2021, 11:01:40 PMHow about that hog though! Talk about a weighloss plan! K_dubb would be proud. Of course it was likely fattened up again and sold for the eventual course of events. If it only happened now adays he could've been adopted by someone in that community as a companion animal and saved his fate.
Quote from: Ciardelo on January 05, 2021, 11:11:04 PM3? But this was quite an adventure. We have a copy of a ship's log that was supposed to be from an ancestor, but after some research we found out he wasn't related. Whah whah."Can I take my support pig on this plane please?" lol
Quote from: albrecht on January 05, 2021, 11:18:23 PM 1) stolen valor. That is bad because the story was amazing. I, personally, am glad they fell into Indian hands and not "traders" as an initial report mentioned.2) one of the last month's administrative rules was on 'comfort animals' or so I heard. Because it was getting ridiculous. Only for real, service animals, mainly dogs, should be allowed and trained ones. Absurd the crap of animals on flights, for comfort. Allergies, Bites. Disease spread.
Quote from: WOTR on January 05, 2021, 11:24:11 PMYou would deny my seeing eye elephant's support emu from boarding a plane?
Quote from: albrecht on January 05, 2021, 11:34:04 PMI've on a puddle-jumper but really a commuter not a REAL one like in Alaska or your Great White North but just a KLM prop from small airport to Schipol for a connecion but they actually made people move to balance. Nobody almost on it, was very weird. One guy was VERY fat thouhh. Before they merged systems so still flew likely on government subsidies/rules. And the stewardess even was complaining about a hangover but 'rules said couldn't even take a paracetmol" (I think that is Tylenol here.) I was thinking a few passengers 'to make weight' is somewhat scary.