- Jan 18, 2009
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That's me with my buddy, Buzz Aldrin ....
I had the pleasure of talking with him for about five minutes last Friday night. He did most of the talking. I was mostly tongue-tied. All I was thinking was "you're Buzz Aldrin." I'm sure he already knew that.
I was seven when my mother woke me up, at what I thought was the middle of the night, to "see men walking on the moon." My reply was "Aw, Mom. I've seen that."
Buzz and his accomplishments have been a part of my life as long as I can remember. So, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet him. He was friendly and appeared to enjoy talking with me even though I was having problems forming the simpliest of sentences.
After I got up, my wife asked Dr. Aldrin for an autograph. He explained why he doesn't sign autographs in public. Then he asked about her accent and they ended up talking about Israel for about fifteen minutes.