You all know I’m pretty obsessive about traveling with only a carry on bag. But there are exceptions…
This weekend, along with other family members, I attended my step-father’s memorial service. He was a veteran, and the American Legion turned out to provide military honors, which included a flag detail, the playing of Taps and 3 rifle volleys. After the service, the funeral home director provided a nice bag for the flag I would be taking home, and added nonchalantly, “I put the spent brass in there, too.”
My thought processes percolated on this for a while, and came up with, “I bet I can’t carry spent ammunition on a plane.”
Sometimes you have to check a bag.