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Boston Chapter On The Border Party, 2019

Our annual “ On the Border “ party was great fun in the picturesque country setting of Debbi and Don’s home ! Debbi prepared in advance, with tables set up in the garage for the showery forecast. However the rain held off and we feasted on gourmet cuisine contributed by each member. We were fortunate to have 17 present from four New England States .

Following dinner we hiked up the hill to the famous Pan Am cabin , a replica of Thoreau’s cabin at Waldon Pond .
Surrounded by many of Debbi’s creative talents with Pan Am décor throughout , we were awestruck by her collections.

Debbi prepared us for some play activity that her husband, Don, had built for her : a teeter-totter ( aka see-saw ) and a towering swing. Some of us lined up, feeling adventurous , and sat on the teeter-totter for a wild ride with many laughs and pictures taken . The swing also brought us back to our playground memories from years ago.

It was such a great outdoor party , but we were missing a very special person, Ron Amon, who was also celebrating a birthday on the same day .
While Ron was not able to be with us, we all sang to him on video while holding the helium Birthday balloon.

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Boston Chapter Christmas Party, 2018

Another sensational Christmas party took place in Boxford, MA, on December 9th with nearly thirty World Wings members and guests.
Mary Lou’s artistic talents were clearly shown on the PAA tree, decorated with luggage tags from flying days along with ornaments. Sally, our president, presided over the raffle which offered a vast array of PAA prizes to the lucky winners. Suddenly , as the party was about to begin, shouts and applause were heard as Santa Claus arrived with a jolly “Ho Ho Ho” !!!!
How very special it was for us to welcome Madeline Smith, our VIP, who is still as vibrant and healthy and active as ever. Another special guest was Pat Rex, accompanied by her guardian, who enjoyed recalling her flying days.
Many thanks to Ron Amon (our special Santa) for giving us all a good laugh and entertainment, and our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Mary Lou and John O’Keefe for hosting this amazing Christmas celebration.
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Boston Chapter at the 49th Annual World Wings Convention

Boston was well-represented at the 49th annual World Wings International Convention, held this year in San Diego on October 28-30.
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Boston On the Border Party - October 2, 2018

The Boston Chapter held its annual “On the Border” luncheon at the home of Debby Fuller. Even the rain didn’t stop the fun — we just moved into the garage (hence the chain saws). And the day would not be complete without a visit to Debby’s Pan Am-themed cabin!
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Boston Pool Party - June 24, 2018

The Boston Chapter, with Pan Am friends and family, brought their sunscreen and pool gear and enjoyed a glorious summer day at Michiyo’s home in Londonderry.
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Tour of Mappararium & First Church of Christ, Scientist - April 4, 2018

On April 4th, the Boston World Wings Chapter visited the Mapparium and The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston with its 13,000+ pipe organ and the beautiful smaller church on the lower level! We were thrilled to hear the magnificent organ played by Bryan Ashley, organist of The Mother Church and to hear a lovely hymn sung by Teddy Crecelius. Teddy’s father Ned Crecelius joined our party and regaled us with stories of his father, Pan Am Captain Crecelius who flew out of San Francisco.

We enjoyed the welcoming staff and beautiful building. Most of all, we thank our Pan Am sister Erika Parrish-Wilcox for hosting this wonderful day. Erika left us all in awe with her knowledge and love for the church!

Pan Am attendees were Ron Amon, Mary Lou Bigelow, Michiyo Matsuyama Connor, Elisa Cunningham, Mary Greenfield, Carol Guerrin, Christel McCarthy and our host Erika Parrish-Wilcox.

Photos courtesy of Elisa Cunningham and Mary Lou Bigelow.

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On the Border Party - October 2, 2017

The Boston Chapter, spouses, and friends gathered for the annual On The Border event at Debbi Fuller’s house (on the Vermont – New Hampshire border). The highlight of the gathering is the walk up the hill to the Fullers’ “Pan Am cabin, which they have built over the last three years and is decorated with Pan Am memorabilia.
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Boston Mini Reunion and Fundraiser

Boston Pan Amers enjoyed a mini-reunion and fundraiser on September 12, 2017, at The Landing in Marblehead, Mass.