That is...........preparing to board an airplane.....to move to Florida!!!
Although I’m SURE the two moves were/are very different.....they were/are very much anticipated by me!!!
My sisters are I were moving to North Miami Beach Florida, to live (for 15 months as it turned out), with my Aunt and Uncle, and two cousins!!!
My Aunt and Uncle came to Chicago, to pick us up! My Uncle then went on to Atlanta cuz he worked for Delta Airlines and the company needed him in Atlanta, so my Aunt had the great task of taking 4 little girls ages 6, 7, 10, + 11, on their first airplane ride in 1962!!! We got to sit in the very front section, where there were chairs that were facing each other in a semi-circle. I’m not sure that was considered first class, but it sure was for us!!! The “stewardesses” were very nice to us, and gave us ‘Delta’ wing pins!!! And we played with decks of ‘Delta’ playing cards! And they gave us little teeny bars of soap with the ‘Delta’ insignia on them! And all the dishes, at dinner time had that same ‘Delta’ insignia!!! It was dark when we deplaned in Miami in the 70+ degree weather, and our Chicago snow pants and boots had to come off!!! Soooo we carried them and our coats and hats and mittens and a few suitcases, as we searched the airport parking lot for my Aunts’ car, that she parked there a few days before!!! I’m sure by the time we found it, she was asking herself what she was getting into for the next 15 months!!! And she kept referring to us as “Darlin”, and “Sweetie”, so we knew we were in ‘Good hands!!! Now to get to our “new home”!!!
Thanks Aunt Lene and Uncle Mike, for putting up with us Chicagoans!! Big Thanks to you too Bruce and Gary!! And Mary too!
Trump can have his MaraLago.....We had “You” in North Miami Beach!!!