October 05, 2004

Gordon Cooper too. This stinks.

gordonJo Ann pointed out that Gordon Cooper, one of the original U.S. Mercury Astronauts, died today too.

My middle name is Gordon. When I was little I hated the name.

It was sufficiently unusual that the other kids would use it to tease me.

But when the Mercury Astronauts became National Heros, they were role models to me in more ways than one. There was an astronaut named "Gordon", and for the first time, and ever since, I was proud to be named Gordon.

Posted by jackhodgson at October 5, 2004 10:04 PM