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It' Just a Dog

From time to time people tell me, "Lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "That's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent or the costs involved for "just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and, in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

So for me, and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile....because they "just don't understand."

- Author Unknown




Dear Aircraft Shopper,

Growing up as I did, in the mountains of West Virginia, I was surrounded by people who had little in the way of earthly wealth. However, many were rich in spirit and character. Their net worth expressed itself in old-fashioned words, such as integrity and honor, rather than traditional numbers. They believed that your word was a contract more binding than any on paper, and they slept the sleep of the just in unlocked homes.

In the years that have passed since then, so much in the world has changed. The speed at which we live seems to increase daily. Our front porches have disappeared and most of us don't know our neighbors. Cyber scams, virtual TV and talk shows make us feel that we've somehow been transported to another planet while sleeping. Our faith in the innate goodness of human beings has diminished or disappeared.
Steve and friends on a trip out West.
All of this has affected us, and one result is that the business of doing business is much more difficult. It's hard to know what to trust and in whom you can believe. The larger and the more important the transaction, the higher the stress it seems to generate.
It is my conviction that in today's world, the values of yesterday are vital. I have seen nothing in my life, nor in the 40 years in which I've been in aviation, to convince me that being dishonest or untrustworthy is a good idea. I've had no experience that caused me to think that being untruthful to customers is a great foundation on which to build a business.

There is neither sale nor any business transaction important enough to cause me to abandon the lessons of that time so long ago.

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From 2007: 50 years ago this week, Steve Weaver drove out of the showroom in his brand-new 1957 Chevy convertible.

The Runaway Airplane! by Steve Weaver, published in the Spring 2010 issue of ''Goldenseal'' magazine.

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