I happened upon this airplane in Yuma, AZ this week. It is the the same make, model, and year as the first airplane I soloed many years ago. This is a 1959 Cessna 150 that has been converted to a taildragger but in many ways it is identical to the one I soloed when I was 16, good old N5964E. This is even the original paint scheme used for 1959 Cessna 150s, just like the one we had, and note that the tail numbers are close (this one is N5789E). My Mom owned N5964E but unfortunately some folks managed to total it (no one was seriously hurt). Ours was a tricycle gear as were all the C-150s unless converted like this one. I didn’t meet the owner but this airplane looks to be in great shape. N5964E was a great airplane and I wish we still had her around.