Spring is almost here…

Fly 'n Things

cb1Lately, we have been having ups and downs in weather. First cold. Then warm. Then sleet and maybe snow. I shoveled a total of two times this winter and getting ready to shovel tomorrow. Considering my initiation to east coast winter 5 years ago, when I had to shovel a foot of snow not once, not twice, but three times, and learn new words such as Snowmageddon, I say this winter has been mild so far. Two times, two 5inches of snow: is not bad! The cold, below freezing temperatures are another thing with worries of frozen pipes and more. Still this winter hasn’t been bad so far.

The official forecast for peak Cherry Blossoms was announced yesterday: April 11-14 2015. The week kicked off March: the official launch of the meteorological spring. Come March 8th, we spring forward.

cb4I am starving for long days and an end to this…

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Words on Wednesdays: WAVES

Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) were a unit of the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mildred McAfee served as the first director of the WAVES. The first class consisted of 644 women, and subsequent classes produced a maximum of 1,250 graduates and by fall 1942, the U.S. Navy had produced a record 10,000 women for active service. WAVES were not eligible for combat duty and duties included everything from patching bullet holes in a naval boat to performing engine checks on a seaplane.  (See more here).

An undated photo from the personal collection of Alice Virginia Benzie, a Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service -- WAVES -- sailor stationed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., in the 1940s, shows WAVES standing in formation outside the hangars. By the time recruiting ended in 1945, the WAVES boasted a force of 86,000 enlisted and more than 8,000 female officers -- around 2.5 percent of the Navy’s total strength at the time. Courtesy photo

Photo Source: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/1102371/remembering-navy-waves-during-womens-history-month/

March is Women History Month and Women in Aviation Month.

See Also:

The WAVES of World War II

Words on Wednesday: Imagination

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations…If you adopt their attitudes, then the possibility won’t exist because you’ll have already shut it out … You can hear other people’s wisdom, but you’ve got to re-evaluate the world for yourself.”

                                                                                         — Dr. Mae Jemison

Words on Wednesday: Hope

When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid,
the new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.

                                                      -Amanda Gorman
                                                      National Youth Poet Laurette (from The Hill we Climb)