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"MEMORIES of STREEVAL FIELD: The day Momma didn't throw Kenny from the plane" documents a great story in Columbia/Adair County aviation history. It first appeared on Columbia Magazine.com over 10 years ago. It is a confessional letter from Debbie Sinclair, revealing all about the thing she did when she was five, and how retribution was severely dealt her right here on earth, in Streeval Field, right under the scene of the crime.
By Debbie Sinclair
My family owned the Streeval Field Airport for many years.
When I was about five, my brother Kenny was born.
My Mom, Barbara Sinclair, and my new brother were taken for a ride from Streeval Field with Vaughn Burton as the pilot.
I remember circling the field and I remember asking my Mom to throw Kenny out of the plane. But she wouldn't, of course.
I wound up picking many tons of pepper and a million or so bales of hay from that same field in later years. I always felt it was because of my earlier request that I was punished in this way.
We also raced our ponies in that same field many happy Sundays in the afternoons. I now live in Louisville and have for the last 20 years or so. I have many such happy memories.
Editor's note: Please send more. Can't figure out whether Christine just has great stories, or great writers. Either way, we'll never tire of them.
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