Ball point pen on the morning newsprint
Ordinarily I don't blog on the weekend, but this is an important date in history. Not because 82 years ago, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City, or that 74 years ago James Braddock became boxing's heavy weight champion by beating Bax Baer. It's not even that the US space probe Pioneer 10 was launched 37 years ago today and became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system when it crossed the orbit of Neptune. Yes, those are all important events, but they pale in comparison when you consider that my father-in-law, Charles Edward Hilyard married Joan Marie Opdyke 50 years ago today. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.