In the past two months, we have all learned how to connect with others. Most of us have latched onto Zoom or FaceTime or some special way, to feel closer with friends and family.
Today, an interesting connection happened, when the Blue Angels did one of their flyovers, in our area.
This flyover was meant to be a salute to the frontline Covid-19 responders.
Don and I could see from the map, that the jets would fly over our Sugar Land hospitals, not far from our home.
We thought about driving to a parking lot near I-59, for a better view. But the notice discouraged people from "traveling" to see the event. Maybe we could see from our home.
I texted some of my neighbors, in case they hadn't heard. I texted my "Book Club Friends" even though we don't all live in Houston/Sugar Land, anymore.
Around 11 am, the texts started coming in! Lisa and Lorrie were in different parts of Dallas, but both experienced the flyover. Lorrie, got a great video, from her balcony!
Then Christy was caught by surprise on her morning walk in Fort Worth.
My son-in-law's mother in Dallas texted me, to say Blue Angels were headed our way. She'd seen it on the news.
At 12:30, Don and I stepped onto our balcony and hoped. We weren't sure we'd have a view, but I liked the idea of seeing this experience from home.
We began to see neighbors stepping out in yards, looking up. We waved down to one family, who had walked out by the lake.
"I hope we can see it!"
There weren't many of us, but it was a fun connection. For a moment, I thought of the Italians singing from windows and New Yorkers, banging pots and pans. It feels good to connect.
Suddenly we heard the roar! It was quick and I fumbled with cell camera and almost missed it. But it was a treat, just the same! We saw them from our home! The same 6 jets that our Dallas friends had seen!
More Sharing Texts
The texts continued! Friends shared bits of video and descriptions.
I've seen airshows before, but there was something incredibly symbolic about why the Blue Angels were traveling in the area.
My Italian neighbor a few doors down, added a different video to our thread. I'm not sure when this video is from, but it put a lump in my throat. The colors formed a rainbow... while opera played.
I've been so concerned for our this special family. Their worries began much earlier. Their loved ones back in Italy, dealt with Coronavirus long before us.
I was so excited about our little bit of sky excitement, that I texted more family.I shared my short video with family in California, Idaho, Oregon, Louisiana and New York.
My brother in New Orleans wrote right back.
"I think they are coming our way!"
Sure enough, before 2 pm, Dave was sending us video from above their home in New Orleans.
The texts continued!
In the evening I messaged my friend Ann. Her son-in-law is one of the Blue Angel pilots, who flew over today. I said, "You must be so proud!" Then I let Ann know how the very quick flyover, had filled my day with little happy connections. So many people I knew were sharing their Blue Angel moments. This event was meant to salute the workers, but it lifted the spirits of so many who are staying at home!
Like a full moon that our families can enjoy from all over the country, those 6 jets connected us in a magical way. What a boost!!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!