July 4th, 2006

Egrets Reading


My father was released from physical therapy rehab today and one of the first things he did upon his arrival home was to check his voicemail.

There was a message from a friend of his, who like him, is retired from Rockwell International (now part of Boeing Corporation). Rockwell produced the B-1 bomber and the Space Shuttle among other things during my father’s 44+ years with the company. His friend apparently called as the shuttle was lifting off.

Hi John, I hear you’re being released today just like the shuttle is going to be released. Come on, here we go…10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1…hey, we’ve got liftoff!!!

(lots of noise and cheering)


shuttle lift-off
my father’s return
from the hospital