My View For Awhile: Beat The Snow Edition

Off we go.

They are trying to get flights out before snow starts in Chicago.

Do you ever find yourself in line to board and suddenly wonder if you locked your car?



Next leg.

It is like a rugby scrum near the gate.


They advertise “Elbow Room”.  Do not be deceived.

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  1. Lucas says:

    Wow, that rosary! Where did you get it?

  2. jaykay says:

    “Do you ever find yourself in line to board and suddenly wonder if you locked your car?”

    Yup. Not that long ago I was in the boarding queue at Stansted Airport (outside London) when I became convinced… convinced!… that I hadn’t locked the front door. Luckily, it being a Saturday, I was able to phone my bro-in-law who wasn’t working and ask him to check. Of course it was locked. And of course he wasn’t best pleased. But still…

  3. tgarcia2 says:

    I nonreved on delta from ATL in delta comfort (or wherever it is that seat is designed, recognized the colors), I thought it had enough elbow room. Is it an A320 aircraft? Anyway, safe travels, and at least your seat isn’t in front of the exit door!

  4. wanda says:

    Prayers for your safe travels, Fr. Z.
    Lucas, I believe the Rosary in the photo is a Combat Rosary. There is an ad on Fr. Z’s page.. scroll
    down to the ad on the right hand side.

  5. wanda says:

    You beat me, Elizabeth!

  6. Clinton R. says:

    Very nice rosary, Father. It is spiritual combat ready. I have never flown before, but it sure does not seem like a very humane way to get people from Point A to Point B. A sardine can with wings. God be with you, Father. +JMJ+

  7. Mike says:

    Do you ever find yourself in line to board and suddenly wonder if you locked your car?

    Not often. Sometimes I do forget. Recently I came back to find my front-seat console had been rummaged through. They got a little bit of change — and, one prays to good purpose, a rosary.

  8. Once, when I was a kid…family was driving on vacation from our home in Keysville, VA to my grandparents in Fall River MA. about an hour into the trip, almost to Richmond, my mom, panic-stricken that she had left the iron on, caused dad to turn around so she could be sure. It was unplugged, of course.

    For a long time afterward, my dad would make sure to put the iron on the front seat of the car when we launched off on subsequent long trips.

    I have to admit I’ve turned back a few times recently because I didn’t remembering either closing the garage door or locking the front door.

  9. Thomas Stewart says:

    They promised elbow room. They said nothing at all about the rest of your arm. Details are important, lawyers are tricky.

  10. clarinetist04 says:

    That’s the worst! When I fly Continental, then United, on their 737s I have specific rows in mind so that I don’t get stuck with that stinking pillar thing in the wall right next to my arm. Makes for a very uncomfortable journey. But when you have the window just in the right spot, it’s very nice.

  11. UncleBlobb says:

    Be safe, and go with God, Don Zuhlsdorf.

  12. Semper Gumby says:

    Combat Rosary info.: Gunmetal, since a week ago, is now out of stock. I called Majestic, who does order fulfillment for romancatholicgear and was told it would be 2-3 weeks for back in stock. For a small charge a military branch medal can be added.

    Bronze, according to Majestic, is the same rosary, but the color gives the rosary a bit of a vintage look. Bronze, Deo Gratias, is in stock, and Deo Volente, I’ll remember to click through Fr. Z’s ad this time. Just trying to keep Fr. Z stocked with Mystic Monk coffee and exotic seafood dinners.

    [I appreciate the sentiment. While I do get a cut of the Mystic Monk Coffee sales, I don’t for the Rosaries. The Rosaries are the initiative of a priest friend of mine, Fr. Heilman, about whom I am written here several times. Do, however, use my Amazon search box and links early and often each day!]

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