90-year-old resident of Amsterdam '83 was waiting for a gift from the airline
• 90-year-old resident of Amsterdam '83 I was waiting for a gift from the airline
Children's dreams must be executed, and there is no statute of limitations in Wonderland. Confirmation of this simple truth can be a story that recently occurred with the 90-year-old resident of Amsterdam Arnold Neuhaus. Even as a child he won a competition from the airline KLM, but the circumstances were such that he was able to obtain the promised prize is not. After 83 years the award has found a hero.
The competition for the best design showcases at KLM offices in Ghana and Amsterdam took place in the distant 1935. The main prize was announced flying a plane, about to see the city from a bird's eye, do not even dream. The best project was recognized as a seven-year figure of Arnold, and soon on the address family received a letter with the official notification that the boy is given a ticket for air tours. It would seem that the case remained for small: to get permission from their parents on the flight. This possibility seemed a fantasy, because then the planes were a rarity.
Circumstances were, unfortunately, not in favor of Arnold. His sister became ill with scarlet fever, and the whole family was forbidden to communicate with other people. Letter from KLM pylilos on a shelf in anticipation of better times. Later, the boy often went past the office of the company and each time remembered with chagrin, that never took the time to his lucky ticket.
with the great-grandson of Arnold. Years passed, Arnold grew up, he had a family, and later - grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. During family gatherings, he often told this amazing story. And one great-granddaughter of Arnold decided to try his luck and asked the KLM group with the request. She said her great-grandfather won the ticket and still leads an active lifestyle, so it can easily go to aviaprogulku.
The company decided that if to arrange a flight, it feels it should be a big deal, akin to those feelings that could test the then seven-year-Arnold. In the digital age, to surprise an adult is difficult, but the staff KLM succeeded. a plane ticket to Arnold gave his great-grandson, who is now just 7 years, they have offered to fly together. At the airport they were taken on a vintage car Ford A Tudor 1928 release. The sky with the great-grandson of Arnold climbed on the plane Dakota DC-3 "Princess Amalia".
The day to fulfill the dream of Arnold, the weather was gorgeous. From the plane you could see the whole panorama of Amsterdam, blooming field of tulips in the Keukenhof park, numerous windmills. When the plane landed, Arnold met all his big and friendly family. That's really true, a dream there is no statute of limitations on it and dream!
The passengers on the plane-lucky.
A large and friendly family Arnold Neuhaus.