In the 1930’s, Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia was photographed with her friends in Sydney by photographer, Sam Hood. As I make new friends in Callie I try to notice those who travel, or those who I see in my travels who might say hello even in passing.
Driving to work on surface streets takes me passed several schools with yellow vested crossing guards. Since my attempts at the traditional North Carolina finger wave have failed, I’ve begun to use the slight hand wave with a directed smile and eye contact to greet my early morning crossing guard. She smiles back, surprised that a driver would acknowledge her efforts to get young children across the street through rush hour traffic.
“Amy Johnson & friends,” 1930, by Sam Hood, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.