WELL, I learned that they were going to have a program celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. The celebration would be on Monday April 17th and Tuesday April 18th (the actual day of the attack). There were to be 17 B-25 bombers flying in on Monday morning at 0800 (the type of plane used in the attack), and then the planes would be on static display beginning at 1000. Then there would be all sorts of ceremonies, with the B-25s departing at 1330 Tuesday and overflying the memorial gardens at 1415, with four coming back around for a “Missing Man” formation. This would be followed 30 minutes later by two B-1B bombers from Ellsworth AFB, SD making a high speed pass over the memorial gardens (one bomber from each squadron which supplied the B-25s in WWII). Then we’d head home when they were past.
OH-- and the last surviving crew of the raid was there, 101 yrs old, sitting in a wheel chair and signing autographs!
From then on it was catching up on yard work (mowing and weeding) and about every errand you can think of, doctors’ appointments, car repair appointment, trying to find time to edit photos, and just too busy with too many things (including both of our annual dentist visits yesterday)!! And some daily hassles with health insurance people over mess-ups with coverages and such, with it looking like I’m going to have to spend one heck of a lot more money because I’m being forced to be on Medicare!