VPI Calgary Minutes of Meeting Twenty Seventh - Held 25 May 12

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Twenty-Seventh Gathering of VPI Calgary, 25 May 12

1. E/On @ 1120 (the thirsty ones arrived early)
 
2. In Attendance: Dave Watson (the birthday boy), Austin Hayes (another birthday boy and DVA lotto winner), Ian Gordon (the traveller), Mike Luxton (the employed), Richard Sopczak (the sage) and Don Little (the scribe).
 
3. Missing in Action: Dan the Man McLean (visiting family in NS), Garth Irvine (high priority run to the airport), Brian Kaban (high priority run from the airport), Bill Moir (?), Bill Smith (toppled gyros), John Baehr (his toppled gyros' driver cancelled).
 
4. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), according to insider information, is looking for veterans to make themselves available for cash awards of substantial amounts. OPI lives in Cochrane.
 
5. Birthday Boys: Wow, two biggies in two days! Dave Watson celebrated his on the 26th of May and Austin Hayes toasted his on the 29th. Due to respect for these aging aviators, the actual ages will be kept confidential, however, we can truly say the Methuselah would be proud of their milestones.
 
6. 407 Sqn Reunion: Ian Gordon will carry the torch to this biggie to be held in Comox on June 1st-3rd. Don Little not attending due to some medical mush-mush. 
 
7. World traveller: Our resident expert in current military affairs, Mike Luxton, will be on the move again. Your guess will be as good as mine but I know that the Okanagan is one of the destinations.
 
8. Truculent Turtle: (USN P2V-1, flight from Perth, Australia to Columbus, Ohio in 1946: 11000 Miles in 55.3hr. Pity the poor souls on board - Don Little's Canadian record-setting Argus flight of 31.1 hrs, back in 1974 was definitely more than long enough, but 55hrs ? ? Wow!
 
9. Chuckle:
Things are not always as they appear to be!

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose in to other people's business. Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.

George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.

Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house. Walked home... And left it there all night.

You gotta love George
 
 


10. Website reminder: http://vpi.calgarywaterford.org or http://vpi.navdan.ca Minutes can be found under "Events"
Webmaster: Dan McLean - navdan7@gmail.com

 
11. Next gathering: Fri. Oct 5th, 2012 @ 1130-1330. Mewata Armouries. Book it!

 
12. E/Off @ 1325




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