don’t be long.

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cnn-com

before he was an astronaut,

john glenn served as a military pilot during world war II and the korean war.

before leaving for combat missions, he always told his wife annie,

“i’m just going to the corner store to get a pack of gum.”

she always replied, “don’t be long.”

” the return makes one love the farewell. “

-alfred de musset

farewell john glenn, one of my heroes.

credits: cnn.com, mental floss, washington post

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42 responses »

  1. Lovely, special tribute, Beth. I admired how he showed up in Columbus, Ohio often to women’s conferences. He also practiced his anti-gravity exercises in Plumbrook facility in Sandusky Ohio (NASA) which thrilled my Dad when he worked there. 🙂
    The nicest man and I imagine Annie will miss him so much!!

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