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Unknown Mercury Freedom 7 Photographs

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Tags: Alan Shepard | Freedom 7 | Mercury Spacecraft | USS Lake Champlain

Storybook - Life In America
Monday, 10 August 2009 18:46

Freedom 7 MissionFreedom 7 Mission

Heretofore unknown Mercury Freedom 7 photographs found

On May 5, 1961 Alan B. Shepard, Jr., piloted the Mercury spacecraft named Freedom 7 on a sub orbital flight in which he became first American in space. The flight lasted less than 16 minutes and attained an altitude of just over 116.8 miles.

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My Dream Wedding

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Tags: Beautifu Bride | Booze | Drunken | Marry | Wedding

Storybook - Life In America
Tuesday, 19 May 2009 22:35

The dreamy story of my wedding and the days that led up to it

My Wedding DayMy Wedding DayIt all happened one fateful day back in 1957, but before I tell you about that day I should tell you about how I got to the point of finally tying the knot.

I met my beautiful bride one day at a local soda fountain. I was looking to order a seltzer from the jerk because I although I was still pretty drunk I had a terrible hangover from drinking all night with my buddies, and I figured the bubbles would calm my upset stomach and help sober me up.

Anyway, when I walked into the fountain there she was! She was sitting at the counter sipping a raspberry lime rickey and reading a book (I think). Through my hung over semi drunken haze I squinted to try and join the two images of her into one, but I wasn't quite able to focus.

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