joolee's forty

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birthday flight plan

Outside Cover of flight plan

by Nelson Aurand

Julie Rene Aurand (the spelling “Joolee” is her own) was born on April 9, 1972 to Nelson and Genevieve Aurand. We kick off the Joolee’s Forty project with a birth announcement that Nelson wrote in the form of a flight plan, which makes sense when you know that Joolee comes from a family with more than a few pilots (her grandfather flew), and that they had a grass strip on the farm where Joolee grew up.

What’s also apparent from reading this clever little piece, is where Joolee gets her sense of humor and fun.

Nelson passed away when Joolee was fifteen, so we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off this project than with this birth announcement. Welcome to

For more about Joolee’s father and the aviation connection, see the contributors note for Nelson Aurand

A flight plan created for Joolee's birthday by Nelson Aurand

5 comments on “birthday flight plan

  1. joolee
    March 1, 2012

    Thanks for your help with this one, Genefee :O)

  2. Peter and Leisa Kokes
    March 1, 2012

    And she’s still cruisin’ sky high to even bigger and better places. What a way to explore life!! Hugs, Leisa and Peter Kokes – Entwood – Missouri Ozarks

    • joolee
      March 2, 2012

      LEISA! PETER! Helloooo! One of these days, Missouri will be one of those places…in the meantime, will you guys get to AK this summer?!??! Hugs!

  3. Carey
    March 15, 2012

    Hey Joolz! I think I’m caught up reading the stories now. This one is still my favorite! What a cool dad. ^_^

    • pachoulijoolee
      May 7, 2012

      Carey…I’m seeing this for the first time on May 6…THANK YOU for noticing…you’re absolutely right about the cool dad 😉

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