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Kiffer's Airline Upgrade Column
By Gigi Pilcher



June 12, 2007
Tuesday PM

Regarding Dave Kiffer's Airline Upgrade Commentary, it got me to thinking about my dear grandmother. My grandmother use to travel quite a bit into her 90's.

Every time she came up to Ketchikan to visit she would very seriously remind us that she had a round trip ticket. She would then go on to tell us that should she die while she was visiting, we were to use the unused portion to send her back to Portland. My grandmother had paid for her own funeral 40 years before along with her grave plot, next to my grandfathers.

She was VERY adamant that the airline ticket was good for a round trip, dead or alive.

Fortunately, we never had to find out.

Gigi Pilcher
Ketchikan, AK

Received June 11, 2007 - Published June 12, 2007

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