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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - April/May 2003
Hume/Home Air Force Flies over Trafalgar. Ivan reports

Dear Hume Cousins,

       It was most exciting!

       This afternoon I was at my computer in the offices of R.E.Lancaster Sons, Inc., just E mailing away, when I heard the planes.

       I rushed to the big windows just in time to see the HUME/HOME AIR FORCE fly over in formation.  What a thrill. I saw them, when they did several fly overs, while we were in Moultrie, Ga. for the recent Scottish Weekend. 

       This sighting was extra special to me.  This was a first, to see them fly over Trafalgar.  The town's people were very excited. Many were standing out in the streets, shading their eyes, and looking to the sky.  The formation circled and then headed east.  They flew over our farm.  I am sure they could see my niece, Lisa, standing on the porch of the West House, waving her Hume sash as they flew over.

       I waved and waved.  Thought proudly, "My Clans own personal Air Force."

       I could see the Commanding General, the Hon. Albert Eaton waving from the lead plane.  Cousin Donna Stogsdill was waving from another and Cousin Douglas Eaton the National Editor, was waving from yet another.  I looked and looked for Judy, then I remembered that she would be standing on the runway, with the flags, to guide them safely to their landing strip.

       My heart still flutters when I think of the scene.  Oh, yes, the Hon. Elizabeth "Beth" Bishop Palmer Gay was waving from the last plane in the formation.  Her hair was trailing out behind her.  I heard that Miranda was flying in the plane with Beth.  I know she is a great Co-Pilot.  Good going Miranda.

       I will be watching the skies for the next fly over.  I have informed Gov. O'Bannon to alert our Indiana National Guard to give them as much air space as they need when they fly over.

       We will be looking for them on National Tartan Day, Sun., April 6, 2003, if not before.

       I imagine that The Daily Journal will have a full front page spread about the Fly Over in the morning paper. I will get the article off of their website and forward it to you.

       What a day for Trafalgar.  Memorable!  Thanks, Al and all the other members of the Hume/Home Air Force.

       Your Proud Cousin,

       Ivan D. (Hume) Lancaster, FSA Scot of Trafalgar (Indiana)

Hume Air Force Plane in Antarctica

Hopefully, you will be able to see the Hume Air Force Plane in Antarctica.  It was all polished up for this special appearance.

       This was taken when our Hume Cousin, Denise Durman was in Antarctica either last winter or the winter before.

       Ivan, Hume Air Force Ground Spotter

       My Bro. Jerry was really disappointed that he was in Indpls. when the Force flew over Trafalgar.  Bro. John just says, "Hum."

       Thanks, Al, for the picture.  It has been copied on glossy paper and put up on the side of a filing cabinet with the other Es relating to the Fly Over.

       Cousin Ivan D. Lancaster of Trafalgar (Indiana)

Clan Home Society Air Force's Stealth Sopwith Camels

Attached is a rare copy of one of the Clan Home Society Air Force's Stealth Sopwith Camels.  You will note that even though it has the insignia of the RAF on the fuselage and wings, the "N" number near the tail indicates that it is of United States registry.  I think Doug will be including a copy of this in the next issue of The Home Works. 

The first is a photo that we took on the way to the Scottish Weekend caliedh.  We caught a stelth sopwith camel on the ground at the airport. Notice it is even hard to see when on the ground  The next is the entire flight in formation over the library.

Stealth Camel

Stealth Formation

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