Monday, March 29, 2010

K is for Keen Kinetic Key to Independence

K is the letter of the week.








Keen Kinetic Key

Granny Smith rides again
on the streets of Port Townsend!
My Keen Kinetic new electric wheelchair means that I have the independence to go places without the constant accompaniment of someone else. Even though their companionship might be delightful and welcome at times, I don't want to need someone to go with me when I just want to enjoy the blossoms and dandelion-studded lawns of Port Townsend WA where I am visiting (see photo above). What a lift to the spirits!

Southwest Airlines has added even another Keen Kinetic Key to my independence. When I fly to and from Berkeley and Port Townsend I drive my happiness vehicle straight through Oakland airport or SeaTac right to the door of the plane where a flight attendant helps me to a seat while my wheelchair is whisked away to be loaded as cargo. At the end of the flight the process will reverse itself and my wheelchair will soon appear at the door of the plane. (This is my completely voluntary and guaranteed non-paid tribute to an airline that not only carries my wheelchair at no extra charge but also doesn't charge anyone for the normal number of checked bags unless the bags are overweight.)
(image lifted from Southwest Airlines Website)

For other interpretations of the letter K go to ABC Wednesday.

26 comments:

anno said...

Kool!!!

Sylvia K said...

Good for you!!! Great post for the day and inspirational! Keep rolling, Granny Smith!! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

anthonynorth said...

Great mobility. Good on you.

Stan Ski said...

It's comforting to know that, should we need the use of these products and services, they are available.

photowannabe said...

Thats wonderful. I'm so glad to see you back posting again.
Our independence is so important. Good for you and Kudos to SouthWest airlines. they are great.

Paula Scott said...

I LOVE it! What an inspiration and example! Too many people use all kinds of excuses-many like to use age as an excuse. You are a rock n' roller, for sure!

Diann said...

That is absolutely wonderful for you!! Woohoo!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful advantage you have! And kudos to SW Airlines for being so accommodating. You sound like you have a great perspective on life.

Marianne said...

SO good to see you and love that you're mobile!! XOX

Tash said...

You go, Granny Smith!
Mobility and lots of cruising fun too. The best K (even a triple) of the meme.

Jayne said...

I was wheelchair bound for a time after my stroke and I know the tremendous sense of freedom that returned to me when I was issued with an electric wheelchair. Like you say, the company and help is greatly appreciated but sometimes a girl just likes to wander on her own. I'm so happy for you. Got wheels, will travel. :)

What a lovely site this is. Have a wonderful weekend.

jabblog said...

Good to read that some commercial enterprises have a human face. Independence is so important - more power to your elbow!

Manang Kim said...

I like your words and the picture. Thanks Granny for visiting me I do appreciate it.

ABC Wednesday~Keyhole

Reader Wil said...

Fantastic! You are a brave and independant lady! You can enjoy spring, riding in your Keen Kenetic new electric wheelchair! And spring is what we need after this long cold winter.

Jay said...

That's wonderful! We've been trying to persuade my mother to have one of these things but she's afraid to try. Such a shame when it can add so much to your independence!

I'm determined that, should the day come when I can no longer walk, I will have one, and with racing stripes, too! OH and I plan to have races! ;)

Good for Southwestern Airlines! We've flown with them and found them excellent, too!

Amy said...

Southwest is definitely the way to go. I just got a $39 fare from Sacto to Portland. I think it's wonderful you can live a quality filled life! Thanks for commenting on my "k" too!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! It is nice to read of good service!

Dxx

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, this is good information. You are so inspiring, full of life and energy. Always a pleasure to read your posts!

Maggie May said...

What a brilliant invention, isn't it?

Nuts in May

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful entry of yours and what a kind company indeed worth to be taken as a role model for many others.

Please have a nice Thursday.

Nydia said...

Lucas stil loves this picture of you on your profile!

Kudos for your new independent time!! You're so right, nothing better than to be able to go around by yourself! You're awesome! :o)

Kisses from Nydia.

孟倫艾任 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot

belladana said...

You go Granny Andreti! What an inspiration!

Dorothy said...

Unbelievable, I'm 63 and when I grow up I want to be just like you..

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Roger Owen Green said...

Freedom. This is WAY kool!

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

Winifred said...

That's a great tribute to the airline. Nice to hear money doesn't drive all of them.

My Dad had a mobility scooter. My poor stepmam used to have to run to keep up with him!