A few Boston memories: My first flight was to Boston.
I’d won a Girls Club national award for sewing (I entered the same outfit that won me a sewing machine at the county fair — I’d say that was a good investment!), and I was invited to the National Girls Club (now Girls Inc) Conference to get my award and model my finery. But the conference was in Boston — not exactly driving distance from southern Indiana.
The Girls Club director and I flew there. I remember how exciting it was to fly; how amazingly fast we seemed to go down the runway, then how unbelievable it was to lift off the ground and rise into the air! Once aloft, we were served clam chowder. I had never tasted that before, either, and was happy to discover that I liked it.
In Boston, I had a wonderful time. We toured the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), and ate Boston Baked Beans at Faneuil Hall. It was one of my first big adventures “on my own,” and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
How about you? Any Boston memories?