I’m Allan Chapman, and thanks for being with me this week. I should finish writing the latest Mr. Wugidgem this week and, with some more hard work, will podcast Episode 2 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom. Today I will podcast Episode 3 from my father’s book, Talking To The World From Pan Am’s Clippers. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you would like to hear more episodes from my father’s book. Click on the link under the photo to listen to the podcast; you can follow the text as well, which is printed below.
A YOUNG MAN NAMED FRANCIS GOES TO RADIO SCHOOL
FRANCIS ALLAN CHAPMAN
What’s the sky like, Dad? Why is it blue? There are “way back when” memories of a little guy named Francis who flew his Grandpa Brewer’s home made kite in a field of new mown hay in York Beach, Maine.
Later I recall when I graduated from climbing tall oaks for fun. Five or six of my high school gang dared each other to climb the Salmon Falls, N.H. water tower at midnight. We were sitting on the circular walkway 100 feet in the air, when a night watchman with a flashlight yelled for us to get down now! I think he swore at us. We quietly shivered atop the tower hoping he’d finally go away. Which, of course, he did. My adventures were getting a little bolder. Continue reading EPISODE 3 TALKING TO THE WORLD FROM PAN AM’S CLIPPERS