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Saturday, September 19, 2009


Just home from a writer's conference in Alabama--an immersion in Civil War and Civil Rights in Montgomery, and a strange encounter at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

Growing up as we did in the midst of the turmoil,tragedies, and achievements of the 60s,walking in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. and in the cockpit of APOLLO astronauts was quite a thrill.

During a meeting on the Star Wars exhibit that will be at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center June 25 through Sepember 6, 2010, who should walk into the boardroom of the Space and Rocket Center but a couple of Stormtroopers and Darth Vader himself. (Not sure who the woman in the blue suit is. Anyone know?) Aside from the heavy breathing, Darth was a charming lunch date.

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