Post by eleceng on Apr 11, 2014 9:22:34 GMT 12
I am the youngest son of Popeye and the compiler of the logbook cd.
Thank you for your kind comments and interest in Pop and the efforts I put into the huge task of compiling the log book into an ebook for the family.
The reason I made the ebook is that my mother stated in her will that Pop's logbook should be given to the Wigram Museum and I was nominated to do just that. However, when I brought it home I got to thinking that once it was in the museum, none of the family would get to see it again.
All of us (my family) are very proud of our dear old Pop and his exploits and I decided that it would great if I could somehow copy the logbook so each member could have it.
Scanning the the book was quite a task in itself, and then I spent many hours searching the net looking for a way to present it ... downloading (1.2 kbps!) numerous photo album programs, trying them out and discarding them, until I found the ebook program that seemed to be just the "ducks nuts".
From there the project grew and grew as I came up with the ideas of adding photos, stories, letters and etc. Took three years in the end!!!
Being a pilot myself, I am very reluctant to let Pop's book go and after all these years I still have it on my bookshelf with my own logbooks sitting humbly beside it!!
I guess I will have to do my duty one day!!
P.S. I have your email address from Wendy and will drop you a line.