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In the spirit of the recent Valentine's Day, read this charming Air and Space Magazine blog entry about a marriage proposal involving Skylab's Scrabble board...
During installation of the small artifact display case in the human spaceflight exhibit area in the Space Hangar, I was on the ladder when it came time to install a magnetic Scrabble board and letters. To make it look interesting on the shelf, I placed the bag of letters on its side with particular letters spilled out: those that represented the Museum (N-A-S-M) and my department, Space History (D-S-H). I also placed letters spelling out three spaceflight-relevant words on the tile racks, which are there even today. Every time friends or family wanted to tour the building, I pointed out my little "inside joke." Ben had heard the story dozens of times when he leveraged my attachment to that display to his advantage...

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