In flight at 80


To the Editor:

August 6, 2010 was the 80th birthday of Beverly Brush, a resident of Windemere. Asked what she wanted to do, she said, a biplane ride around the Island.

So on Sunday, August 8, up we went. I would like to thank Classic Aviators LTD, our pilot Mike, and his assistant, for their patience, professionalism, laughter, and giving us the ride of a lifetime. I would also like to thank the anonymous Chappy donor who made this trip financially possible; Betsy Burmeister, activities director at Windemere for her assistance in facilitating this event, her flowers and cupcakes for the birthday girl; to Ken Chisholm, administrator of Windemere, for his presence and support, and to the spectators who took time out of their Sunday to cheer us on — Sharon Willoughby, Margaret Serpa, Kathy, Lucinda’s children, The Times photographer and reporter, Beverly’s friend from Katama.

Lastly, I would like to thank Beverly, who thinks she ruined my ride when in fact she gave me the opportunity to share with her the most memorable experience of my life.

Maureen Gazaille