CHILDREN: Love Story

When lean 50-year-old American Airlines Captain Elkins Floyd and his wife Mary were newlyweds, back in 1925, they resolved to raise a big family. A son was born, but as the years passed it became apparent that they would have no more children. The boy, Royce, became the focal point of their lives. He grew into a fine, strapping youth, was drafted into the Army after World War II, served in occupation forces in Germany, and came back to their home in Los Angeles determined to become a pilot like his father. "My ambition," he told the delighted airlines...

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