Great story, thanks for sharing.
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Mike Eldred <email@example.com>wrote:
> I almost hate to see them, as every time I'm reminded that I never should
> let mine go. But I was young and in the Army, and I didn't have the cash or
> the place to give it the attention it deserved.
> The guy I sold it to, Bill Murray, was one of the most interesting people
> ever known. He was a specialty furniture manufacturer in the tiny town of
> Pahl, Germany. He was an accomplished sailor and a pilot who built several
> his own planes, including a reproduction Bleriot. At the time, he was
> restoring a tiny, one-man German experimental airplane flown during the
> Olympics. He had rescued the plane from a trash heap in Yugoslavia.
> He was very much a "regular Joe" to talk to, but he once served as Adnan
> Khashoggi's yacht captain and counted King Hussein of Jordan among his
> acquaintences. The pen he used to sign the check for the Jag was a
> and gold woven Tiffany piece given to him by the King. He just tossed it
> in a junk drawer afterward.
> So I guess it went to a good home, anyway. What a journey it had - from
> England to California to Hawaii to Germany. I wonder where it is now.
> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:49:10 -0600
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [______Mgs] Jag MKII/alternator sold by moss?
> Want some old, fond memories, Mike <VBG> ?????
> Enjoy [and I AM lusting in my heart - LMAO]
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