Thornton Walker Book Update and More

AeroKnow Museum is more than a pastime; it’s a calling. For the past few months I’ve averaged 10 hours a day, seven days a week out here with the AKM at the airport. The time spent has been made possible, in part, because my employer has drastically cut my hours. I am looking for part-time employment to replace the lost income. Writing/Photography is the name of my tune. Samples available on request. In the meantime, I’m not going hungry . . . which is not to say I’m not missing any meals. . . but along with the changed income has come a changed attitude about food, and I’m doing okay. I weigh less than two hundred pounds for the first time since I  was a senior in high school. That’s a GOOD thing, a PRIDE thing.

The downside is that work on my book —  John Thornton Walker: the Hero Who Never Came Home — is sub-nominal. I need $580 for a first printing, of which $200 has been donated by two separate goodpeople. I’ve not spent those donations on anything. They are money in the bank. When the rest is in hand, I estimate time needed to have it printed will be two weeks . . . . . just in time for Christmas at this rate.

The Lincoln Flyer newsletter, intended to be distributed monthly, is late with the June issue. If you’d like FREE e-copies of the issue through May, write to akm@eosinc.com requesting them. My gift to you.

Our first repeat volunteer, Jack Tefft, has been a big help, sorting clippings and articles for distribution in the Research Room. He’s been a consistent PLUS out here for the past few months. More volunteers with broader knowledge of US civil and military aviation are earnestly sought.

The Welcome Room has been re-arranged. Most 1/32 scale models have been placed in storage. In their place is a five-shelf vertical display of 1/144th airliners and expansion of 1/48 scale models. We display 1/32 elsewhere here at AKM now.

The next post of this blog will include many pictures of the new arrangements. In the meantime, please support AeroKnow Museum with your prayers and your checkbook as you conveniently can.

Thanks for reading this post. Have a great day.

About Job Conger

I am a freelance aviation, business and tourism writer, poet, songwriter. My journalism appears regularly in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. I am author of Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and available everywhere. As founder/director of AeroKnow Museum (AKM) and a volunteer with American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS), I created this blog to share news about AKM activity and aviation history.
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