An All-American *Happy New Year* by Weezilou

An All-American *Happy New Year*

When I was this age and considering a job as an airline stewardess (as they were known "back then"), American Airlines wanted young ladies with that "Girl-Next-Door, All-American Look". That would seem to be what they still look for. They put a smile on the face of every passenger who stepped aboard as we were greeted with their beaming faces and "Happy New Year" tiaras. Most on board were likely returning home after Christmas holidays with family across country, a slow let-down back to reality and life as usual.

You friends who follow me know I like to post "a slice of life" as I encounter it, and I so appreciated the photo op with these lovely young ladies who shared the year's end on a high note as we flew the Friendly Skies!

This seemed a perfectly cheery way to begin a New Year!
Perfect New Years “slice of life”! What sweet young women, oh my!
January 2nd, 2018  
A great photo of these lovely smiling ladies. Flight attendants are not given enough credit for the work they do...just my opinion.
January 2nd, 2018  
Nice slice of life photo. As a child I thought this a glamourous job...in reality they work hard and deal with the often frustrating public, all in a small space while expected to keep smiling!
January 2nd, 2018  
@louannwarren In blue, "Texas Girls", don't you know! *You* girls of Texas know how to look beautiful at any age, Lou Ann! Happy New Year! (We were in your neighborhood for a few hours again on Sat before returning home for the winter)
January 2nd, 2018  
@seattlite Couldn't agree more, Gloria! In time, they'll meet every challenge and deal with it in close quarters! These ladies were delightful : )

@amyk The beauty of it is that the best of them DO make it look glamorous because they work hard and still manage to make us feel special. I appreciated them trusting me with the photo when they learned I'd be posting it.
January 2nd, 2018  
@Weezilou Layover at DFW?! Yes that’s in our neighborhood! Well, 20 or 30 miles away, but in Texas that’s nothing. Ha. Glad you’re home safe and sound!
January 2nd, 2018  
Great shot! A wonderful 2018 to you.
January 2nd, 2018  
They look rather jovial and friendly. Not a job that I would want to take on - I am not a people person.
January 2nd, 2018  
ah, did i not have the same aspirations when i was young. but back then there was a 5'2" minimum height requirement and no matter what i did i was still one and a quarter inches short. 😦 in any case, I couldn't keep a smile for too long. with people's weird temperaments today, i salute these young people for having the stamina to do this stewardessing job. of course it helps when there's a pleasant passenger like you, for five sour ones, and it makes life worth smiling about. happy new years my friend.
January 2nd, 2018  
Sounds and looks like you had wonderful travels, so glad! They do to be that stereotypical girl next door 😊 I just recall you needed to be of a certain height. Oh well, back when I romanticized their line of work! I’m afraid I’m one of those with the let down of reality as it’s back to work after having been away since the 14th. If only I didn’t have to get up so early... just one more hour ? Happy new year! Welcome back.
January 2nd, 2018  
What a lovely capture of these charming young ladies! So glad they helped make your journey more pleasant! Happy new year to you and Ken! Good to see you are both home safe and sound! Xx
January 2nd, 2018  
Awesome shot
January 2nd, 2018  
The smiles all look genuine and the smiles also give confidence when it comes to flying!
January 2nd, 2018  
What lovely smiles they have!
Happy New Year to you and Ken Louise!
January 2nd, 2018  
Hi Louise! Beautiful capture.
January 2nd, 2018  
Hi Louise! Cute shot of the beautiful girls!
January 2nd, 2018  
Sweet shot.
January 2nd, 2018  
goodness me!
January 2nd, 2018  
I`m only permitted to look at them. (and even that, not to long) Hope you did/do have/had a nice and save journey and welcome back in California.
Thanks for you so nice comment.
Happy New Year.
January 2nd, 2018  
Indeed!
January 2nd, 2018  
I hope you sent them a copy. Very nice shot.
January 3rd, 2018  
No one, who looks like that, lives next door to me :-(
January 3rd, 2018  
I've had "older" stewardesses on smaller planes and I'm always glad to see them. Down with ageism.
January 3rd, 2018  
nice
January 3rd, 2018  
Not only beautiful, but these ladies seem to be bursting with personality. Such a wonderful 'slice of life' shot, Louise...such a happy, fun vibe.
Wishing you and yours a simply fabulous New Year!!!
January 3rd, 2018  
They seem quite pleased to be having their picture taken.
January 3rd, 2018  
@francoise I was asked how I planned to use the photo...and in this day and age, fair enough! I have address cards with my 365 link, so I told them about it, and I thought that lovely young ladies with happy smiles would be a nice way to start the New Year! (I think I was correct!) Happy New Year to you, too, Francoise!
January 3rd, 2018  
@danette I gave them two of my address cards and told them about 365...I'd be delighted if they wished to contact me!

@peggysirk Thanks, Peggy! Happy New Year to you as well! Smiles always seem a good way to start any year!
January 3rd, 2018  
Well, Happy New Year to you Louise. A great way to start the new year (although I can't recall the last time I ever saw an all female crew on a flight). Sorry to have gone missing for so long, but I'm back for another year. So what have I missed? ;)
January 3rd, 2018  
@stray_shooter Whoa Stranger! What's been "missed" is YOU! I figured you'd explain when you came up for air again! So, in your absence, I never saw a flamingo that I didn't think of you....Our Lunenburg summer that ran right up to 24th Dec was full to the brim and for the thousands of photos that both Ken and I took, I had time to post only a few... Pam, Joy and all the family visited... Still waiting for you to show up on the doorstep one day! I last saw you visiting a boarder-town bar with your biker buds... and a visiting opera singer gave me a FB glimpse of a shark wound... Perhaps we need to talk! There seems to be a lot of catching up to be had! For now, so glad to see you back on the block! Ken will also be pleased to hear you've shown back up! Happy New Year!!!
January 3rd, 2018  
@stray_shooter No fave for the lovely ladies?! You're slacking!
January 3rd, 2018  
@stray_shooter ...and did you see Poppo's comment? Hysterical!
January 3rd, 2018  
Someone's been ratting me out it seems. Opera singer?? Now I'm intrigued. Yes, I had a little incident while riding my new fancy bike on the 5 freeway. I got a whole bunch of stitches, but also got treated to the "Louise Special," a handicapped placard that allowed my (up until two days ago) to take advantage of the desirable parking spaces. Wow, you've been gone until just a week or so ago? Well, welcome home, and we must get together soon. And yes, I did have a laugh at Poppo's comment...and I've seen his next door neighbors!
January 3rd, 2018  
Lovely shot of these charming air hostesses!
January 3rd, 2018  
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