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Since 2005, and over 800 entries, the orginal purpose of this BLOG has never changed. I consider it to be a personal letter from me to my extended family of fans, supporters, and friends. I ALWAYS encourage your emails, comments, suggestions, and questions. Be Blessed! ~Percy

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Eagle Landed

It does my heart good this morning to remember and write about something other than somebody in my life dying. Looking back 40-years ago, I was 15-years old and I remember this day so vividly. I had three sets of heroes in my life at that time, astronauts, pro wrestlers, and funeral directors. Amazing... huh?

Like many 15-year olds back in those days I was indeed a "space nut". It felt so good to have heroes who exceeded the bounds of our everyday life. Even today, I still feel that same unexplainable feeling in my gut, and the goosebumps as well, when I watch Apollo 11 blastoff from Cape Kennedy.

I saved all the newspaper and magazine clippings, which I still have today. I built and launced my own model rockets, while keeping my eyes focused on stars. I knew the words by heart... "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Maybe this is what we need in our lives today. More heroes...

Be Blessed.