Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Wright Brothers

Yesterday was the anniversary of the first heavier than air powered flight accomplished by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903.

I received a slide show from TechRepublic a few days ago named First in Flight from the Wright Brothers’ Camera. I enjoyed the pictures that showed the flight history and ingenuity of Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Then I found another site that had more photographs of the Wright Brothers and their adventures. Here’s one picture or Wilbur and Orville taken in 1909.

Check out the Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company for more pictures and information about the Wright Brothers being first in flight. For the home page click this line.
1909 Will and Orv


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There’s Faith, Hope and Love.
Remember that Love is the one thing
that matters in the long run.
We won’t need faith and hope in eternity.

Quote of the Day
It is Christmas in the heart
that puts Christmas in the air.
~W.T. Ellis

Joke of the Day

Some crazy definitions:
  • Consciousness - the time between naps.
  • Accountant - someone you hire to explain that you didn't make the money you did.
  • Wedding - a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
  • Justice - a decision in your favor.
  • Paradox - two physicians.
  • Court of law - the place where a suit is pressed and a man can be taken to the cleaners.
  • Flattery - an insult in gift wrapping.
  • Alimony - the cost of loving.
  • Capitalism - the survival of the fattest.
  • Oboe: An ill woodwind that no-one blows good.
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Frances said...

Hi Jim,
If you are interested, go to this site: to read about a an earlier flight than the Wright Bros. It is an interesting story, and has been proven to the historical society since they designated it as true.
Have a great day!

a corgi said...

love your quote about love!! so true about not needing hope/faith in eternity; I hadn't thought of that before, but it is so true!

interesting facts at the Wright Brothers; I'm glad they persevered in their attempts of flying; not fond of flying but like the convenience of it

enjoy the day :)