View Full Version : Alice Baker--R.I.P.

03-07-2006, 09:12 AM

03-07-2006, 09:14 AM
See this on the local news last night http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

R.I.P Mrs B.

03-07-2006, 10:31 AM
There goes another one..... that generation is leaving us fast. R.I.P.

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-07-2006, 10:45 AM
WWI ! Criminy!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

03-07-2006, 02:29 PM
Fantastic lifespan - all through the history of powered flight and from steam engines to space shuttles. May she rest in peace.

03-07-2006, 02:42 PM
She has turly earned her wings .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

03-07-2006, 04:18 PM
This article got me to think about my maternal grandfather, Fred Hitchins. He passed away about 15 years ago. As a teenager during WWI he served as a rigger in the RFC on RE-8 two seaters which he called "Harry Tates". I do wish that I had a chance to record down some of his stories of that period.

He had a great sense of humor and wasn't against a stray practical joke. During the panic over Orson Well's "War of the World: broadcasts in northern New Jersey he set off blasting caps. One of the caps sent a stone off that damaged shingles on the roof of one house. In his latter years he would point out the patch job on this now abandoned house as the repair was done in a different color shingle.

03-07-2006, 06:37 PM
RIP Mrs. B.

You sound like you had a full and productive life!


I don't know what to think of that practical joke... either way, though, it's pure poetry.

03-07-2006, 07:56 PM
~S~ and Godspeed....

03-07-2006, 09:20 PM
Alas, those magnificent women and their flying machines... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Amazing, she has lived through the wright brothers all the way to space shuttles!

May her soul rest in peace