Friday, December 9, 2016
I had the pleasure to meet John Glenn numerous times; below is an article I published in 2010.
JOHN AND ANNIE GLENN
Yesterday, in Chillicothe, I was honored to once again be in the company of John and Annie Glenn. From his first campaign for the U.S. Senate to his helping in the 2008 Presidential campaign, I have been fortunate to have met the Glenns numerous times, but today was my favorite encounter.
Naturally, people were crowded around Senator Glenn and I spoke to Mrs. Glenn and asked if she would autograph a picture of herself and Senator Glenn. The photograph is from a 2006 publication, The Road To Blue. Mrs. Glenn looked at the picture and said to me, "I'm wearing the same jacket in that picture as I am today." I said, "Well, it's a classic--it never goes out of style--and red is YOUR color." She said, "Oh, how nice of you to remember that."
In all of the campaigns and appearances I had seen her, she always wore red. She laughed and said, "And I'm wearing the SAME eagle pin and the SAME blouse!" She pointed to the necklace in the picture and said, "And I almost wore that necklace today, but I put this scarf on to keep warm!"
Mrs. Glenn beckoned for Senator Glenn to come over to us and she said, "Look, John, I'm wearing the same jacket today as I was in this old photograph."
Senator Glenn asked, "Does this mean I have to buy you a new coat?"
CLASSICS never go out of style--in clothes or marriage--as the Glenns displayed in their seventy-year union!