Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It was a Stratocruiser Party!

Saturday, February 7, 2009, a party celebrating the Boeing Stratocruiser was held at the NWA History Centre, near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The occasion was prompted by the publication of a new book, Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels, Recalling a time when passenger flight was an adventure and the Boeing Stratocruiser ruled the skies, by Anne Billingsley Kerr, otherwise known as Lady Skywriter.

Yes, there were Fujiyama Trays . . . .

And Oshibori Towels (Suzi McDonough handing former flight attendant Pat Tennyson a towel.)
There was a covey of 1950's-era stewardesses . . l to r: Jan Konezny, yours truly, Pat Tennyson, Pat Olson, Nola Wagner.
Lady Sylvia Townley-Peeler flew up from her home in Tucson for the day.  Lady Sylvia was a cabin attendant from 1966 to 2007.  She donated a poster of herself wearing over a dozen uniforms that hangs in the museum.

Joe Koskovich was the Captain on the last scheduled Boeing 377 Stratocruiser flight for Northwest Airlines. He is pictured next to a beautiful model of the Stratocruiser at the museum.

More photos to come in future posts . . .


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