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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    I don’t know...nothing spectacular. Getting published was cool. Getting pulled over for doing 35 mph over the speed limit on a bicycle was cool. Meeting Neil Armstrong was way cool. Having a gun pointed at me on three separate occasions in one night was definitely not cool but a bizarre story that’s pretty cool.
    Neil Armstrong! Wow. What was the occasion? It didn't involve you running over him going 35 mph over, on your bike, did it? lol
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    Attending the 500th anniversary festival of the founding of the ancestral village named after my family in eastern Europe was something i will never forget.

    I met Gulag survivors, highly decorated ww2 red army vets, walked on the remnants of my grandfather's farm, found the gravestones of uncles and aunts, waliked the footsteps and felt the palpable prescence of 500 years of ancestors, saw the ruins of an ancestral castle destroyed by an invadiing Swedish army of the Great Northern War, and was consistently reminded that in the face of blood relations ,nationality, politics,geopolitical rivialries fade away into insignificance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Neil Armstrong! Wow. What was the occasion? It didn't involve you running over him going 35 mph over, on your bike, did it? lol
    It was a cold fall afternoon at the horse track in Lebanon, OH. He was sitting about three rows below me. After a few races I went up to the concession stand and got two cups of hot coffee. I walked up to him and asked him if he’d like a cup of coffee and he accepted it, thanked me and told me I was a nice young man. We then talked briefly about a local recycling program he was involved with and then talked about people we knew in our home town of Wapakoneta. We talked for about five minutes and then I left him alone. I didn’t once mention anything about his being the most famous astronaut ever cause I heard he doesn’t like the hero worship talk. Nice quiet private man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    It was a cold fall afternoon at the horse track in Lebanon, OH. He was sitting about three rows below me. After a few races I went up to the concession stand and got two cups of hot coffee. I walked up to him and asked him if he’d like a cup of coffee and he accepted it, thanked me and told me I was a nice young man. We then talked briefly about a local recycling program he was involved with and then talked about people we knew in our home town of Wapakoneta. We talked for about five minutes and then I left him alone. I didn’t once mention anything about his being the most famous astronaut ever cause I heard he doesn’t like the hero worship talk. Nice quiet private man.
    How wonderful, and how lucky you were! Have always heard that about him as well, that he felt he was no one special and that but for the grace of the gods someone else could have been the first human to set foot on another world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Attending the 500th anniversary festival of the founding of the ancestral village named after my family in eastern Europe was something i will never forget.

    I met Gulag survivors, highly decorated ww2 red army vets, walked on the remnants of my grandfather's farm, found the gravestones of uncles and aunts, waliked the footsteps and felt the palpable prescence of 500 years of ancestors, saw the ruins of an ancestral castle destroyed by an invadiing Swedish army of the Great Northern War, and was consistently reminded that in the face of blood relations ,nationality, politics,geopolitical rivialries fade away into insignificance.
    That's awesome, Cypress. I can't even imagine how that must have felt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Dragon View Post
    What else would I say besides travel? Well, I did use to make my own hand-kneaded bread.
    You're a loaf or two ahead of me.... I've never made hand-kneaded bread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    I don’t know...nothing spectacular. Getting published was cool. Getting pulled over for doing 35 mph over the speed limit on a bicycle was cool. Meeting Neil Armstrong was way cool. Having a gun pointed at me on three separate occasions in one night was definitely not cool but a bizarre story that’s pretty cool.
    tell that story dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    tell that story dude
    He did, post #33.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    He did, post #33.
    its a great one

    but I mean the having a gun pulled on him three times in one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    its a great one

    but I mean the having a gun pulled on him three times in one day
    Oh that one! Well, I was going for the happy story here. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post



    in maui
    Is that where you guys snorkeled? OMG, how beautiful!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Oh that one! Well, I was going for the happy story here. lol
    the other one sounds like the basis of a great comedy



    I would love to hear it


    scary can be soooo funny

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