Just a short post today as I am beat from running my butt all around the city handing out job applications. That resume writing business is not fun! I wish I lived in England--they got the DAY OFF for the Royal Wedding! WHAT THE WHAT? C'mon! Canada is basically still Britain... we could have gotten the day off!
I digress. Here is a pretty cool article I found (Text and picture below is taken from The Daily What):
This wedding dress was made from a nylon parachute that saved the groom’s life during World War II. Maj. Claude Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, and his crew, were returning from a bombing raid over Yowata, Japan, in August 1944 when their engine caught fire. The crew was forced to bail out. It was night and Major Hensinger landed on some rocks and suffered some minor injuries. During the night he used the parachute both as a pillow and a blanket. In the morning the crew was able to reassemble and were taken in by some friendly Chinese. He kept the parachute and used it as a way to propose to Ruth in 1947. He presented it to her and suggested she make a gown out of it for their wedding.The dress — modeled after the one that appeared Gone with the Wind — is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
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