Whatever its future, this old coat has had an exciting travel past. Like a sentry, it has stood guard over an empty airplane on ramps from Monterey, California, to Bar Harbor, Maine, not to mention Canadian capers to Victoria, British Columbia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has accumulated hair from three dogs and supervised the first flights of five grandchildren. It has witnessed more happiness than most coats could ever hope to see. Regardless of what happens next about airplane ownership, I will keep the coat.