Totally OT - neighborhood

K8OrlandoDecember 25, 2011

We don't have family in town but have had a wonderful Christmas this year, from our neighborhood party to a small gathering of excellent friends today for a Christmas dinner. Just a very few exchanged gifts between my DH and me resulted in gifts I loved but probably would never have gotten for myself. It's all been good.

And then this evening at the dinner I heard something that completely blew me away! It turns out that one of my heros - an astronaut who flew missions in the 1980s - lived in my current neighborhood just a few houses from me!!! They were talking about the Crippens who attended an earlier neighborhood Christmas dinner and I asked if it was Bob Crippen the astronaut, never expecting them to say yes. But it was! How cool is that?!? It may be silly, but for me it's like finding out you 'almost' have a connection to Mick Jagger or Bono or some other rock star. I was always a space geek/fan and Bob Crippen was as awesome as that group got. He was my favorite and I followed his career for years.

Totally Off Topic, I know, but I had to share this!


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Now that you know you are in the same neighborhood it is time to become acquainted. The new year look promising. It makes my day to know you had a good one. Merry Christmas. Jayne

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 11:02PM
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Totally cool!
I'm glad you had a good party with friends too. Merry Christmas.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 12:10AM
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Jayne, if they still lived here I would be knocking on their door! But they moved years ago, long before we came.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 2:23AM
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