Earlier this week, an American Airlines redeye flight from Phoenix to Boston had to be diverted to Syracuse, New York because the plane's 57-year-old pilot had died in-flight. Thankfully the co-pilot and the crew responded to this emergency with skill and professionalism; because of this the passengers were at no time in danger. We later found out that one of the passengers was my lovely niece Julie.
Julie was shaken and scared and oh-so-thankful to be home. She only had time to hug her dad for a few seconds before she was inundated with reporters. She was interviewed by three separate television stations. If that's what it takes for a few minutes of fame, then next time she will pass, thank you.
I am so grateful that Julie and her fellow passengers and the magnificent crew are fine. My sympathy goes out to the family, friends, and co-workers of the pilot.
That being said, I found myself humming this song for a few days afterward.
Here are the Song Spinners from 1943 with their #1 Billboard hit.