October Sky follows the true story of Homer Hickman Jr (played by Jake Gyllenhall), a coal miner’s son from West Virginia who dreams of building rockets and eventually goes on to work for NASA. 63 more words
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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a special event. This one was in my hometown, my own backyard you might say. It was fairly low-key and inexpensive, a fundraiser for our local library. 1,109 more words
Legendary West Virginia cult movie Paradise Park gets second life; teams with Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys Festival for major joint initiative and reclamation collaboration
Who: Film Makers of seminal WV filmed movie Paradise Park and Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys Festival; filmmaker Danny Boyd and movie cast members, Rocket Boys festival director William Scott Hill… 209 more words
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The story of how my parents carried Albert home was a bit more than their fanciful tales of youthful adventure. Put all together, it was their witness and testimony to what is heaven’s greatest and perhaps only true gift, that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love.