It was, counting yr. crspndt., Lucky 13 at the Indy BlogMeet, with several new or infrequent visitors.
We met at Claddagh and this particular one has a nice octagonal corner room with a nice round table (with a lazy susan in the center, hooray!); starting clockwise from the entry, we had Joanna, Brigid, loyal reader Kerry, Uncle Jay, The Jack, Midwest Chick, Tam (at 13 o'clock!), Mr. B, Old Grouch, stalwart reader Don, Karl Ushanka, Old NFO and finally, me at 6:00 with my back to the door, last to arrive (but very well defended -- besides, how better to leave this world than face-down in a plate of corned beef and cabbage?).
Discussion was wide-ranging, though with several pilots (and engineers in related fields) present, there was a lot of talk of aircraft and of the various things people have doe with them -- or tried to do. Karl offered up a pair of his famous hats to the two attendees who correctly answered a perhaps not so trivial trivia question: which two of Lenin's four promises to the Russian people were repeated by a U. S. President on the campaign trail in 2008? (Do you know?) --Tam won one hat and The Jack won the other.
A splendid time. Photos will follow -- or should; I seem to have misplaced my camera. Brigid snapped several.
Afterwards, I went to my Mom's and fixed a security light, and then home where I nodded off to bed plenty early.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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