Walter Chmela

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Charles Petersen
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Walter Chmela

Post by Charles Petersen » Thu May 16, 2019 5:11 pm

I visited Walter today, and took him some pastries, as I will be out of town on his birthday, the 28th of May.

He is looking a little more frail than the last time I saw him, but he was frustrated that he can't drive his car anymore. He was keen to hear the news of the club, but confessed that he didn't know what a K-21 is. When I asked him if he would like to share a flight in it, and offered to drive him up and back, he agreed that he would indeed like to do that.

So, at some unspecified date, if summer ever arrives, he will return to the club he founded for a flight. That's something when you consider both his age (he was captured and became a prisoner of war at the age of 15), and how much he smoked, single-handed turning the walls of the office yellow.

If you want to send him a birthday card, his address is 10 Courtwood Place Toronto ON, M2K 2O1. May 28th...
They will soar on wings like eagles - Isaiah 40:3`

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Ivor David
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Re: Walter Chmela

Post by Ivor David » Thu May 16, 2019 8:03 pm

There is a "communal" birthday card for Walter in the office waiting for your signature, It will be there until Monday evening. or you can always send your own as Charles suggests. He will be 93 but don't spend too much time looking for card with 93 on it. 90, 95 and 100 are about all you'll find in that lofty range.
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Re: Walter Chmela

Post by Rainer Zimm » Fri May 17, 2019 1:20 pm

If you can't get around to sign the Card at YSA... it's good to know he is still active on the INTERNET and responds to me regularly.

try this 10-20 ~ walterc@sympatico.ca

Just say'in... 8-)

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