So where did I get my start? You might be surprised to learn! When I was in my 20s, Bewitched reruns made it to my native India. I was known then as Kavita Chhabra, and was a huge fan of the show. At that time me and my sister lived with my parents, like most unmarried young women, in India. I was fortunate to graduate with a degree in economics, but really excelled in English. I first worked in hospitality at The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi India. That experience and a desire to see the world of my hotel guests put me on the magic carpet ride that was then Pan Am. I became a flight attendant, flying to and from India to Europe.
Then on one of her flights I met a handsome pilot, Bill McInroe. Actually, he met me first and asked me for my number. Of course I said no. He then asked for a date. As you guessed I said no again … But he persisted. He even called my home in New Delhi, having conned the number from a Pan Am manager. He then proceeded to ask my to show him around town. Again I said no. Bill figured out that he had hit a cultural wall. He did his homework, and the next time he met me, he was ready. Pan Am took me to Miami as an instructor. There, I started writing back and forth to Bill. Eventually, he asked me to marry him. I told my family about him in a letter, and crossed my fingers.
Now, after over 25 yrs of marriage, my parents love Bill like a son. Bill, a Delta pilot, and I live in Peachtree City where we raised our two children (who attended Berkeley and UGA) rescued cats, and we maintain an apartment for my parents.