“Go west, young man, go west”

This is Fearless!!

Jo Ann Maxwell

As a history lesson, “go west, young man, go west” was an expression first used by John Soule in the Terra Haute Express in 1851. Horace Greeley liked the phrase and changed it slightly to “go west, young man, and grow up with the country”.

I am not young nor a man, but I thought the expression was apropos. I will be flying to Seattle tomorrow to see my kids and granddaughters. I am so excited. It’s a long flight, actually several flights, but it is so worth it.

As someone who has a mobility disability, I have started using a wheelchair at each one of my stops. It is just way too far between gates for me to walk, even with my cane. So I appreciate the services that the airports have! As an added bonus, I don’t have to stand in security lines. I go right to the…

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