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Author of the Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut's Kid in the Glorious 80s
Characters from The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle
Joe Joe - he loved to torment me and couldn't let go of a Mexican conspiracy to make his life miserable.
Pop Pop pointing to the name of Dad's spacecraft. I only ever knew him in a wheel chair, his legs taken by polio.
Pop Pop and Grandma. In another age, Grandma would have been an explorer, astronaut, or Nobel Prize winner.
Joe Joe Nonnie. Nonnie smoked two packs of cigarettes a day while reading mystery novels at the kitchen table.
Pop Pop with his trademark pipe. He scared me a little but as I grew up, I admired his chutzpa - he pushed the limits with confidence.
Grandma in her youth. She raised six children and cared for an adult, her husband, who was in a wheelchair for most of his adult life.
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