Back in 1998, we bought this house “with contents” and spent the next year sorting the heap. Among the treasures was a half-size clipboard with a black Dymo label on the clamp:
And what’s obviously an airplane checklist on the back:
I looked up N9991W back then and didn’t find anything useful; it was early on with the Internet, so perhaps the records weren’t so readily available. Time passed, our daughter grew up using the clipboard for this-and-that, and it accumulated the usual scuffs and doodles.
It’s a Piper Cherokee 140 built in 1967 and, after nigh onto half a century, it looks just fine, doesn’t it?
There’s no way to know how that clipboard came to rest in what was to become our basement, probably no later than the mid-1980s, but it’s good to know they’re both still around.
May it continue to land with the shiny side up and the rubber side down…