Mom is agog! She loved the space program. As a young woman in the fifties, she grew up awash in cultural aspirations for flight. Her father flew. Her brother flew. And she dreamed of flying too. Even better, hurtle into space. She devoured science fiction books (favorites: Asimov and Heinlein).
Mom had an amazing elephant collection. It started when she was a child; her father gave her a small wooden elephant. Dee and I remember seeing that elephant our entire lives and he now has a new home with Dee. There were two unique characteristics to the elephants in Mom’s collection: Nearly all