Oct 19, 2012

One of the perks of working on a daily newspaper is meeting polticians when they come in to visit with the editorial board. While I was drawing editorial cartoons for The Journal Herald in Dayton, Ohio one morning I heard that Sen. John Glenn was coming in for a visit. Sen. Glenn was one of the original Mercury astronauts who was the first American to orbit the planet and my boyhood hero. So, I quickly called my wife and told her to come on down to the paper and bring our toddler, Sarah to meet the Senator. I don't remember what he shared with the editorial boards of the JH and Dayton Daily News but I'll never forget the Senator shaking our daughter's hand and signing an autograph for her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY- Sarah!

-Milt Priggee

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