Monika and Jo-Ann stopped on their way to the airport. Jo-Ann was returning to Texas and back to school. I was worried she might miss her flight, but they were both very casual about the time. Young people! I would want to be there two hours before the flight. But I wouldn't want to attempt any air travel right now - no telling how long you might wait for your flight to actually leave. I think trains must be much more reliable right now - although connecting on trains can be difficult, too, I guess. Not being much of a traveler, I really don't know about these things, but I'm afraid I sort of rushed Jo-Jo and her mom off this morning because I was concerned about them making it on time.
I have vivid memories of rushing to airports at breakneck speeds to deliver Bill Lederer to his flights. I also remember him racing to the ticket counter and leaving me to haul in his luggage. That was in the 1970s before there were suitcases with wheels - which he probably wouldn't have used anyway since he preferred dufflebags when he traveled. They had numerous straps and pockets stuffed with books, thermos bottles, snacks, extra pencils, writing pads and who knows what else. And he sometimes had more than one bag, depending on the trip. He was never ahead of time for flights, but he always looked the same - military style shirt or heavy wool sweater, tweed jacket, baggy cargo pants, and a beret - his perception of how an author should look, I guess. It's strange - I remember getting him to Burlington and Logan airports, but I don't remember picking him up. Must be he had friends do that. My job was to have his office in the Peacham house warm, organized, and ready for his return.