Meeting an Icon  

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6/2/2006 6:28 pm

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Meeting an Icon

I guess I have been very fortunate in my life to be able to do some things that a lot of people don't get to do.

Some of the opportunities have come from being in the right place at the right time, but many have been afforded to me because of my job(s). I have been able to meet a lot of famous people over the years...some of whom have made a big impact on our society and even a couple who will forever etched in our history books.

I have been able to meet 5 Presidential candidates, a former PM of Britain, several professional athletes, a former US Ambassador to Iraq...the list goes on and on....

But two people I have met stand out to me more than the others. One is an astronaut that has flown to the moon and back...twice...and one of the guys who helped get him and all the other Apollo astronauts there.

I was able to meet Jim Lovell several years ago right after Apollo 13 came out. To be able to shake his hand and have my picture taken with him was a great honor to me. He was one of the men who helped pave the way to the moon. He is a man of great character and integrity.

The other person...the one who helped get Jim Lovell to the moon and Gene Kranz (played by Ed Harris in the movie). Mr. Kranz worked behind the scenes in Mission Control and helped plan the missions to the moon. Again...another man of great integrity and fortitude. question is...Who would you like to meet and why...or share your brush with someone famous.

Hippink 36F  
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6/2/2006 7:51 pm

Most of the people I'd like to meet are already dead. Legends... Jesus, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Amelia Earhart, Shakespeare, Michaelangelo, Janis Joplin, Salvidore Dali, Frida Kahlo, Anais Nin, the list could go on forever....

Alive... Madonna. There hasn't really been anyone else I paid enough attention to to really fascinate me. I haven't met anyone spectacular, either. YET.

Meeting astronauts would be incredible! Thanks for sharing! What were the men like in person?
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