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Author: Leah Smith

Groovey Luggage

Junkers, Ju.52, Courtesy of San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives on Flickr Commons.

One of my favorite things to do while waiting in an airport, other than reading and seeing what others are reading, is looking at everyone’s luggage. I have always had a passion for luggage.   My favorite is the old-fashioned trunks and vintage luggage that people plastered with labels of their travels. I find most of the luggage of today to be high on utilitarianism and low on glamour.  Now don’t get me wrong; I bow down before the wonderfully clever person who decided to put wheels on luggage.

Perfume and the Pilot

Page from The Little Prince

Doesn’t everyone have a female friend of the family that they call aunt, but she really isn’t a blood relation?  I had one.  Aunt Honey.  Honey was single, educated and well-traveled, and when I was a kid I thought she was so sophisticated and cool.  She had been absolutely everywhere and she always smelled heavenly.  I never knew what perfume she wore until after she passed away-it was Vol de Nuit Guerlain.

Space Day at the National Air and Space Museum

Cover of Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon

Saturday, May 5, 2012 is Space Day at the National Air and Space Museum.  Space Day is an annual family day program sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

Kids, parents and museum enthusiasts are all welcome to explore amazing exhibits, as well as presentations provided by aerospace industry engineers, specialists and astronauts.  There are also interactive, space-related educational activities for all ages to enjoy.