I remember watching the launch of John Glenn on TV from the den of the first house I lived in, growing-up. I was in the 4th grade then.
2seaoat wrote:I have a fond memory of John Glenn when he was serving in the senate. We took the kids to DC for Spring break and visited the house and senate. The kids and Mrs. Seaoat were pretty tired because we parked the car and were visiting everything. When we got to the senate, I was excited because John Glenn had the floor and was debating a provision of the Clean Air Act as it related to coal. I do not even remember which side of the debate, but I was so excited to see one of my childhood heroes standing up and making compelling arguments.
However, we got kicked out of the gallery. You see I was totally into the floor debate and had not bothered to look at the wife and kids. They were out cold and the wife was snoring. One of the Pages came up to me and said, " sir you are going to have to leave. we do not allow sleeping in the gallery." I was very disappointed because I was just getting into the debate where Glenn seemed to be taking a minority position. The wife was embarrassed, as I asked if I wake them up can we stay..........No sir. So I always told the kids that they were like the Puerto Riccan terrorist in the Gallery who almost brought down the government.
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