Pam and Bob
Pam, Marilyn White Doolittle
and Betty Broderick Boe at
Cindy Burnham Rowin
Pam with Marilyn White, Cece McCloy,
Jane Hauptman, Sam Rogers, Marie Brennan,
Cindy Moser and others at Florida reunion.
ONA 1989 Brunch in New York
Pam Greene, Margareta Nisser, Kathy Grandin,
Birgit Schnor on the side, Gunilla Bjuréus
and the Brodericks.
ONA GOLD TRIP by TOM FENWICK,
RON ROBERTI AND TOM HUF
Wanda Acevedo, Janis Mombourquette,
Regina McCaffrey, Nettie Miller and
Helga Jensen - The Canaries!
Palace Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany
Pam 1967 at Bunratty Castle Ireland
with Pat Dixon and Sylvia King.
One week layovers in Honolulu, 1966 / 1967.
GREAT TIMES WITH ONA
Pamela began her ONA career in 1966 and stayed until the doors
were closed in 1978 (she had previously worked for Eastern
Airlines between college years). During those incredible years
she became actively involved in union negotiations, a stint as
interim catering director, in-flight services training, MEC,
Safety Chairman and did checkrides.
It was the latter that provided the unique ability to jump onto
flights with a wide variety of good buddies (especially those
who now were also senior-qualified). Such precious memories and
never, never, never a dull moment ( well, rarely...maybe...
especially on those long tortuous duty days. Remember????)
Since leaving ONA, Pamela has added four more sets of wings to
her collection. She went with TWA in 1979. And during a
subsequent 5 year furlough, flew for Flying Tiger Line for 3
years, Air National for a summer and was hired by American
Airlines in 1984 where she worked for almost 2 years. After
accepting recall to TWA, the company struggled through hard
times and once again she wore the American Airlines uniform
by way of a merger.
She married Jim McClune in 1999 and became a step-mother/
grandmother. In 2005 she retired from American. With a lifelong
fondness for children and education (along with a grant), she
decided to return to school and completed a graduate course,
receiving her certification as an Early Childhood Montessori
educator. She is currently employed at Central Park Montessori
school in Manhatten and LOVES her work!
Maybe it's partly age and that the long-term memory is so much
better than the short-term, but with so much time and experience
in between the ONA times, all of it pales in terms of best friends
and best memories. And because so many of us keep in touch, we
continue to build new and special memories.
Who can forget the amazing experiences and bonding that especially
came out of the month-long stage bases in Anchorage and Tokyo
(during the Vietnam War)? Shannon and the D-C 7s? Delicious and
dumpy places in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia for the Hadj?
Parties, shopping, dining and drinking, hangovers, touring,
grumbling, hilarity until your sides split and the tears were
rolling into your cocktail glass, fudging on your customs dec
( how to bring in $500.00 worth of goods for, would you believe,
just $9.95) and the fun part of unloading the crew belly. The
list goes on and on. So great!
And in the end, we were pretty much always there for each other,
proud of our airline and the role we played in it.
HOTEL CONRAD, CAIRO EGYPT
Ruth Darden, Betty Broderick, Clare Burt, Margareta, Birgit,
Midge Donald, Pam, Sandy Marx, Kathy Grandin, Barbara Stephen,
Dale Geiger-Johnston, Ann Ventouris,
Hilda Austin, Marliese Berger & Dave Mc Cloy
Pam with Marilyn and Arnelle
Pam in Tokyo with Margareta
Nettie Miller, Pam and Ras Nielsen.
ONA FRIENDSHIP REUNION
NEW YORK OCTOBER 2003
New York ONA Reunion Organizers! The Magnificent Four!
Margaretha Nisser, Pam, owner of Lentini
Restaurant Enzo Lentini and to the right
Anna-Liisa Wallin (RIP) and June Kolb.
HEY HEY ONA!
After the Manhattan 2002 Marathon at Margareta
Nisser´s place at 7 F.
Margareta Thaute, Marilyn Doolittle,
Lillemor Garsten, Tina Johansson Stephens,
Anna-Liisa, Pam, Margareta Nisser, Pam Suett and
Betty Broderick Boe.
INTERCONTINENTAL ABU DHABI