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:
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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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If you love Rosemary Clooney’s character in the movie, you will want to add this iconic ornament to your holiday tree. Clad in the classic red gown, this blond singer / dancer wears a vibrant flowing dress embellished with glittered red poinsettias. She has a sparkling rhinestone buckle at her waist. Designer Edith Head created the original costumes for the movie.
And, if you are visiting the northern Kentucky area, be certain to stop at the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, the home of the largest collection of WHITE CHRISTMAS memorabilia in the world (http://www.http://www.rosemaryclooney.org)
Only 60 of these ornaments were created for Celebrate365.com for the recent Golden Glow of Christmas Past Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rosemary Clooney was born in northern Kentucky and her career began in Cincinnati. Each ornament is numbered and signed by Rosa De Carlini, daughter of the workshop founder.
Here’s a great new collection from Thomas Glenn Holidays. It’s perfect for a birthday or just about any gift occasion. What could be more personal than a zodiac ornament? The front features the sign’s symbol and the back names the sign with the calendar dates.
Although this collection won’t be in stock until early fall, you can place a pre-order. Pay now and receive complimentary shipping when the ornament arrives.
So, what are you waiting for? Click the image above to start shopping!
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