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Jet Streams and Mankind

Through the side windows of our motor home which sets now on the driveway of Michael’s home in Lake Havasu, I have a clear view of the morning sky—a sky not as blue as at other times, but grayed and streaked with rags of thin clouds. Earlier, through the same windows, I watched a plane cross high in my line of vision, a plane at such altitude that it was merely a dash in the sky, but revealing itself by a squirrel-tail of white jet stream.

“Look at that, Jerry.”

Then we spoke of the Wright Brothers, and pioneers and other inventors and researchers, and the scoffing and skepticism each no doubt endured. Consider that I, who have flown on countless planes, but still (pardon my inadequate mind) never quite understand how that massive bird can mount into the sky, defy gravity, and within short hours deliver me to a destination thousands of miles away. Jerry told me again of lift and the air flowing over the wings and all that, but I still don’t get it; it quite amazes me. So it is easy for me to reckon that early inventors must have faced substantial doubt and mocking  skepticism.

And then I think again of the astounding and brilliant creature that is man, who through mortal intellect conceives and invents and produces. Envisioned by God, powered by Him, created by Him, created a little lower than the angels…are we. With His own hands, bending low over the new earth, God fashioned Adam, and into his nostrils breathed He the breath of life…and man became a living soul.

 

 

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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