Fanciful Friday {Or Is It?} : The Real Amelia Story



{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration : The Real Amelia Story © Shell-Sherree}


Not quite this day in 1937 {let's pretend it's 2nd July ~ missed by 'that much'}, Amelia Earhart vanished.  The first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean was also instrumental in the formation of The Ninety- Nines ~ a organisation for female pilots ~ who are most likely politically-correctified to aviators nowadays, but to heck with it.  Just like our heroine and her companions, the word aviatrix is far too enchanting to ditch into the sea.

There are many theories as to what happened when Amelia disappeared.  Today's illustration gives you an inkling as to mine ~ and regardless of what scientific analysis might seem to validate in the course of time, I'll be paying no heed. 

In honour of a feisty and determined woman and her fluffy companions who have hitherto flown under the radar, let's raise our goggles and drink champagne cocktails in their honour.  {Hold the maraschino cherries.}  And on that note ...

Happy Fanciful Friday to you !

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  1. I had no idea a cat played such a vital role in her transcontinental flight -- and yet, I'm not surprised.

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    1. There's no end to their reach, Hiker.

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  2. I would have guessed Amelia for a dog person -- which might explain why Spot is riding shotgun and kitty is hanging on for dear life. Btw: did you catch that video of the cat who hitched a ride on one of those tiny airplanes?

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    1. I did, PA ~ they all looked so calm !!

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  3. The lady continues to fascinate. Maybe it's because we don't know what happened. I hope that, if her plane did go down, she didn't have her pets with her!

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    1. My theory has them safe and sound, dear Petrea ~ no way I'd be sending them into the drink !! :)

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  4. Wonderful tribute to Amelia! And I'm glad your theory has all of them safe and sound.

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    1. My mum was quick to email me when she saw this, dear Ms M !! I should have realised I needed to reassure my fellow animal lovers up front that my theory has a happy ending ... or perhaps I should say, a happy beginning. :)

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