P-51 Mustang “Ain’t Misbehavin”

Back before digital cameras I took lots of pictures with a variety of film cameras. Mostly 35 mm and 120. I have hundreds of negatives, most of them never printed. On April 28, 1984 we were visiting my parents on Cape Cod and happened to drive by the Hyannis airport when I did a double take – I thought I saw a Mustang parked across the chain link fence from the parking lot. It had been ten years or so since the last time I had seen one, so I pulled in and parked pretty close. I had my Yashica D twin lens reflex with me, loaded with B&W negative film and shot a roll.

P-51 at Hyanis Airport April 28, 1984

I couldn’t get the angle I would have liked to get the pictures of it and I had to shoot through the fence, but I did get some reasonable shots.

Since I recently bought a scanner that can do a reasonable job scanning negatives and slides I’ve been going through my negatives. I found the roll with the Mustang photos from 1984. I scanned them in and am posting two here. The plane has “Ain’t Misbehavin” painted on the nose, so I decided to do a Google search to see if I could find a reference to it. I was surprised, when I had “p-51 Ain’t” in the search box it showed “p-51 Ain’t Misbehavin” as a suggested completion. There were many references to it, Continue reading


In the New International Version of the Holy Bible the word tattoo appears exactly one time, in Leviticus, Chapter 19 verse 28. “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.” The King James Version translates this verse somewhat differently: “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” When I was a child we went on a church bicycle ride and passed by a Jewish cemetery. One of the things that was said about it was that some Jewish burial societies do not allow anyone with a voluntary tattoo to be buried in their cemetery. A voluntary tattoo is a permanent sign of defying God’s Law.

As Christians we need to remember that the Old Testament is God’s Word as much as the New Testament. God’s rules for us from the Old Testament apply to us today just as they did before Jesus Christ came to Earth and established the New Covenant of Grace through His suffering on the Cross, His Death, His descent into Hell, and His Resurrection. Some things have changed, such as what foods are clean as a result of Peter’s Vision in Acts chapter 10, verses 9 to 16, with the New Covenant, but many have not.

God the Father made it plain in Leviticus that he did not approve of tattoos. There is nothing later in the Bible to indicate that he approves of them. Therefore, it is suggested that Christians refrain from allowing their bodies to be tattooed.

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