Saturday, December 10, 2016

Godspeed, John Glenn

John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)

Our condolences go to Sen. Glenn's wife of seventy-three years, Annie, and to their children and family. He was a true hero and a truly great American. May he rest in peace.


John Glenn - Wikipedia
Profile of John Glenn - NASA
John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95 - Columbus Dispatch
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95 - BBC
When A U.S. Man Orbited Earth For First time - BBC (includes video)


  1. Grammies are first! My goodness, Listener, your Scrabble set sounds fabulous! When you first mentioned working on it I was in awe, and all the more so hearing what all it consists of. That's one lucky girl to have such a devoted and talented grammy!

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  3. Hey, White Working Class, Donald Trump Is Already Screwing You Over [Click] Joy-Ann Reid

    Like Ms Reid, I and my family are well enough off that we will probably profit from Trumpism. I was talking with our bond broker yesterday, who recommended a big banks fund on the premise that they will be doing even better in the next few years. Economically rational. But dirty money.


    1. Profit financially, I should specify. And I am beginning to suspect I may retire sooner (and in somewhat less comfort) than planned--the small company I work for may well be bought this coming year by a much larger company I truly do not want to work for. Well, I have my consulting practice, which can be built up, and might be able to go back to work as a medical laboratory technologist, although several things that made it enjoyable have gone and are not coming back. I am keeping my license up to date.