2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first footsteps onto the moon. This year has special meaning to the citizens of Wapakoneta, Ohio as the man who took those steps, Neil Alden Armstrong, called that community his hometown.
He experienced his first airplane ride at the age of six and began taking flying lessons at fourteen. By age sixteen, he had earned his pilot’s license.
As a recent high school graduate, I will always remember watching that “first step” on a black and white TV in the restaurant where I worked before beginning college. Then four years later, now a college graduate, I accepted my first teaching position at Wapakoneta City Schools. The Armstrong aura and legend were still fresh memories in the small Auglaize County seat.
Armstrong continues as a Wapakoneta local legend. When a 90-year-old retired elementary teacher passed away this winter, one of her former students remembered: “I never forgot her story that Neil Armstrong was her prom date. However, he only had his pilot license so his father had to drive them to the dance.”
Heroes are human too.
For additional information about how Wapakoneta and the Armstrong Museum plan to honor their “Hometown Hero”, visit these sites:
Soffieria De Carlini and Thomas Glenn Holidays Debut 2019 designs at AmericasMart in Atlanta
My sister, Benita Giacherio, and niece, Brenna Giacherio, have joined the Celebrate365.com team. The three of us traveled to Atlanta’s AmericasMart in January. Workshop head Luca Terruzzi greeted us at the Soffieria De Carlini showroom.
The extended De Carlini family has been designing free blown ornaments in northern Italy since 1947. The showroom is a fantasyland of fairy tales, popular characters and haute couture models from Milan’s nearby fashion houses.
Take time to browse and see the dazzling new designs that will amaze and dazzle! You may place pre-orders for styles that you would like for Christmas 2019. Some ornaments will arrive during the summer. Others will not arrive until October-November.
Once you reach the $200 threshold in total orders, your shipping will become free when shipped together. We will refund any overages in shipping fees that you might incur.
Can you say “SPARKLE“?
Thomas Glenn Holidays … not your “grandmother’s” Christmas ornaments!
Sparky Santa, one of this season’s top sellers, was inspired by a retro Christmas card. Additional inventory just arrived. Don’t be disappointed … order yours now!
This pearlized ball portrays retro Santa faces with assorted hat styles … can you pick them out? Don’t you love the angular retro-style beards and mustaches? And here is yet another design that begs an ornamotor to provide a 360 degree view.
Celebrate365.com is pleased to announce the arrival of Thomas Glenn Holidays’ 2018 order. Our website is not completely updated to reflect the new arrivals … so if you see the text “AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER” … just ignore that! These ornaments just arrived and ARE available for immediate shipment.
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