posted on Oct, 6 2010 @ 05:45 PM
reply to post by mithrawept
I know what it means ....... Jerry !!
At first I couldn't quite make it out, ... I thought you drew some flying marshmallows or something, ..... but then I saw it " Home of the flying
Well chairs dont fly " you may say, ..... no, not all chairs. But there has been one.
Which leads me to the conclusion, this is a dedication to Larry Walters..
Nicknamed "Lawnchair Larry" or the "Lawn Chair Pilot, he was an American truck driver, who took flight on July 2, 1982 in a homemade aircraft.
Dubbed Inspiration I, the "flying machine" consisted of an ordinary patio chair with 45 helium-filled weather balloons attached to it. Walters rose
to an altitude of over 15,000 feet and floated from his point of origin in San Pedro, California into controlled airspace near Los Angeles
International Airport. His flight was widely reported in many newspapers.
He was immediately arrested by waiting members of the Long Beach Police Department; when asked by a reporter why he had done it, Walters replied, "A
man can't just sit around."
The lawnchair used in the flight was given to an admiring boy named Jerry, ....or YOU !!
... and now almost 30 years later the chair still sits in your garage, your life dedicated to preserving Larry's legacy.