Nov. 14, 1975Dear Grandma,
Am now in Frankfort – Germany at the airport. Have been here 4 hours – was too foggy to land in London. We have been told we will be here about 2 hours longer – but I imagine it will be longer.
So far everything is behind schedule. We were suppose to leave New York at 8:45 – but didn't get up in the air till 10:30! But did have a good flight here – all the seats were full. I met a girl at the airport who I sat on the plane with. Ask the family about her – she is quite a character! She is going to India to study w/her teacher – a spiritualist or something of the sort.
This airport is very modern – we were just served our lunch here. We had roast beef, peas & carrots, salad & sauerkraut. (purple colored cabbage) We hope to have supper on the plane –
The meals on the plane have been good. It was just after 11:30 PM last night when I was served my supper. Then at 4:30 AM our time we were served breakfast. That is putting your meals pretty close together!
There are a group of doctors on the flight w/ us. They all walk around w/ their noses up in the air. They were supposed to fly 1st class but because of all the computer problems in N.Y.C. they are stuck in with us. Believe me – they are really complaining.
Also on the plane next to me is an Indian man from the Southern part of India. He has been in the U.S. 3 years working in a textile factory in Tennessee. He is on his way home to pick up & move his wife and 5 year old son to Tennessee.
The plane has majority of Indian people – except for the doctors group I was talking about earlier.
Alot of the rich Indians have diamonds on the side of their nose. Some of them had the biggest suitcases I had ever seen.
I packed some orange, apples & grapefruit in my carry-on – also some canned pop. I'll make good use of them when I get to India.
Hope you are doing fine & I'll write my family upon arrival at Delhi.