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Don’t say you weren’t warned! (Thanks, Katherine.)

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February 1, 2008 Posted by | Odd signs | Comments Off on Don’t say you weren’t warned! (Thanks, Katherine.)

Blind golfer (92 years old) hits hole-in-one. So how’s your game?

Blind golfer

A 92-year-old blind golfer has hit a hole-in-one in Florida. Leo Fiyalko was playing a 110-yard, par-3 hole in Clearwater, reports the St Petersburg Times.

“It was my first hole-in-one, and I never saw it,” he said. “I was just trying to put the ball on the green.”

Mr Fiyalko once played to a seven handicap but he began suffering macular degeneration 10 years ago. He is now legally blind and needs help lining up his shots and finding his golf balls.

February 1, 2008 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Blind golfer (92 years old) hits hole-in-one. So how’s your game?

The Spitfire’s flying heroines

Times Online


spitfire.jpg The survivors of a group of women who flew Spitfires in non-combat roles during the Second World War are expected to be honoured with a special badge.

The women of the Air Transport Auxiliary may not have taken part in the Battle of Britain but, without their flying skills and courage in delivering the aircraft to the RAF bases for their male counterparts to clear the skies of German bombers, the battle would never have got off the ground.

There are believed to be about 15 of the women pilots left, all in their eighties and nineties. They also flew Hurricanes, Lancasters, Mosquitoes and other wartime aircraft.

February 1, 2008 Posted by | People, Robots | Comments Off on The Spitfire’s flying heroines