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(Slide) Rule To Live By: Matt's Navitimer

When you find out someone’s wearing their dad’s watch, you assume it was inherited. Before they tell you about it, you probably imagine how the scene played out: a father sitting his son down, passing down his treasured timepiece; maybe even the watch he received from… 1,200 more words

Chicago

The Mercury Seven

While looking through one of my Grandma’s Scrapbooks tonight I ran across an interesting page.

The page had a large picture from the announcement of the seven Mercury astronauts. 236 more words

Culture

"Red" Larkin - "I Was There, Present..." (Part 3)

“One thing while I was on the Intrepid – back then, the astronauts were landing in the ocean in those capsules.  They weren’t like the “airplanes” they’ve got now.  1,860 more words

Vietnam War Era