Hot Air Ballooning
April 20, 1984
This past Good Friday, thirty Obsidians resisted such worldly, enticements as
Easter travel and the Natural History Society meeting and chose the Obsidian
Their virtue was rewarded by an engrossing half hour slide show covering the
basics of hot air ballooning.
Guest speaker Ron Purdum, who was accompanied by his lovely wife, Carol, had had
no prior contact with the Obsidians, nor we with them, but by evening’s end
a strong mutual appreciation had developed.
The question and answer session brought many inquiries, and all participants
departed with a heightened interest, so to speak, in this unusual and exotic sport.