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DChudwin
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posted 03-21-2013 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
April 6, 2013 marks the 70th wedding anniversary of Mercury astronaut and Senator John Glenn and his wife Annie. The childhood sweethearts were married on April 6, 1943. While John Glenn is internationally known as the first American to orbit the Earth in February 1962, Annie is also a hero to many for her successful battle against speech impediments.

Sen. Glenn wrote beautifully about his wife's struggle in 2005 in "Hero's Hero."

I don't remember when I first met my wife, Annie. Our parents were good friends and we practically grew up in the same playpen. We never knew a time when we didn't know each other. But somewhere in my teens, I took a second look at Annie and liked what I saw.

She has always had a great sense of humor; she was a straight-A student and a wonderful musician. She won a scholarship to Julliard, but instead she stayed in Ohio, at Muskingum College, and married me. I admired Annie. She was a very talented person, a true standout. Yet, she had this great difficulty.

Annie was a stutterer. She'd have a hang-up on 85 percent of the words she tried to speak, which was a severe handicap. When we were growing up, I knew Annie for the type of person she was, and all the things you'd be attracted to in a person, except for the stuttering. Through the 62 years we have been married and our childhood together, I have seen her reach out so many times. We can just about guess what the other is thinking, but not everybody saw Annie the way I did; they couldn't get beyond the stuttering to know her for all her talents. In school she never tried out for school plays and was never asked to recite. As Annie got older, everyday tasks and conversations were extremely difficult for her, but she did them with great courage...

In honor of John and Annie Glenn's 70th anniversary, please consider sending a donation to the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. I suggest a donation to the:
Senator John Glenn and Mrs. Annie Glenn Endowed Student Aid Fund (Fund Number: 666545)

Provides scholarship support for a student(s) enrolled in John Glenn School of Public Affairs who exemplifies the Glenn's leadership ablility, academic achievement and commitment public service.

DChudwin
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posted 04-06-2013 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very Happy 70th Wedding Anniversary today to John and Annie Glenn! Quite a milestone.

MarylandSpace
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posted 04-06-2013 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two very sweet people. Happy 70th Anniversary.

randy
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posted 04-06-2013 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Anniversary to a couple who are examples to all of us.

JohnPaul56
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posted 04-06-2013 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JohnPaul56     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Anniversary to the sweetest couple I've met!!!

Kite
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posted 04-06-2013 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations on your 70th Wedding Anniversary to a remarkable couple.

astro-nut
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posted 04-06-2013 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations to John and Annie!! Happy Anniversary!!

Gilbert
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posted 04-08-2013 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy anniversary to an amazing couple.

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