It is like not just a true commercial aerospace beauty retiring--always loved those magnificent B-747s--it is like a country which for all its faults but still better than the current one is retiring. I have been to Everett Boeing's facility numerous times. It is an incredible experience, the main hangar is colossal. But to everything there is the end. Sam even got emotional.
One late legend(s) to the other:
747 flies us highMuch higher than we’re meant to beYou’re six miles high but feelin’ downYou wish you could be on the ground