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jiffyq58
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posted 10-05-2011 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I talked to Kathy myself yesterday on the phone, and she confirmed that Senator Glenn had been recuperating from knee surgery for a good while, but that he had been in the office last week and signed several hundred items. So some of us should have something to look forward to in the mail soon.

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posted 10-11-2011 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my item back today. The packaging was better than the way I sent it!

My kudos to Senator Glenn's staff for an outstanding job of taking care of our precious items with such efficiency and good humor. And of course, my endless admiration goes to Senator Glenn for his unending generosity to people like us. Can you imagine signing "several hundred" items in one day at age 90? For free???

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posted 10-11-2011 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I fully agree with your praise, I would just like to point out that the previous message did not say he signed all that in just one day. It merely says he had been in office last week, without detailing the amount of time he had spent there or how many times he had come in.

jiffyq58
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posted 10-11-2011 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my two items (a signed photo of the MA-7 launch for my son and a signed copy of Glenn's memoirs for me) back today as well. I have to agree that it's pretty amazing Glenn still does this at his age and while still recovering from surgery. He's a great American hero and I feel honored that he responds to requests like this.

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posted 10-11-2011 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrobock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Glenn was the first autograph in my collection - a cover he personally signed to me as he has done for most everyone requesting his signature. He is a great American hero. Thank you Mr. Glenn. Best wishes on your recovery.

ilbasso
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posted 10-12-2011 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My conversation with his staff earlier in the week indicated that he would only be in the office one day late last week, and if not then, then not again until after October 12.

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posted 12-24-2011 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent a copy of his shuttle portrait. Just got it back tonight (Christmas Eve, no less) about a month and a bit after I sent it. I'm not really an autograph collector but after reading here that he will sign stuff, I couldn't resist. He signed it to my name just like I asked. It's going to the frame place as soon as I can find some patches to frame it with!

A real class act, that man!

DSeuss5490
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posted 12-24-2011 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DSeuss5490   Click Here to Email DSeuss5490     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Glenn just sent out a large batch of several hundred signed pieces on Wednesday of this week so I suspect others will be receiving back their requests very soon.

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posted 12-24-2011 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received the postal cover that Senator Glenn autographed for me. Wow, what a neat time for it to arrive.

Thank you Senator Glenn for your service and your kindness. You are appreciated.

I was extremely fortunate to see Senator Glenn and the Apollo 11 astronauts receive Congressional Gold Medals several weeks ago in the U.S. Capital Rotunda.

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posted 12-27-2011 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for scrpien   Click Here to Email scrpien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few weeks ago I sent an autograph request to Senator Glenn for my grandson whose first name is 'Tillman'. I sent a picture of the Mercury Seven standing in their silver spacesuits. Today received my prepaid postage envelope back from Senator Glenn.

Unfortunately the envelope did not contain the picture I sent but it did contain a very nice magazine inscribed 'To Kevin' (I think it is 'Kevin') on the cover. If anyone out there can describe the item in specificity to me I will be glad to send it to you.

Also if anybody out there got my picture inscribed to my grandson 'Tillman' would appreciate it if it could be sent on to me. Any help either way is appreciated.

I want thank Senator Glenn and his staff for what they do. It can't be easy keeping all those requests straight.

spkjb
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posted 12-29-2011 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my John Glenn signed "Lindberg Flying Over Paris" limited edition lithograph on Tuesday. A FINE Christmas present!

The litho. already had A. Shepard (1st U. S. man in space), J. Lovell (first (among three) man to leave the planet earth, N. Armstrong (first man (among two) to land on another heavenly body (and of course first man to...) and not least J. Doolittle signatures. I am thrilled to have the first U.S. man to orbit the earth signature added.

Kudos to Kathleen Dancey, executive assistant to Senator John Glenn at
John Glenn School of Public Affairs in arranging the signature for me and many others and doing a wonderful job.

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posted 12-31-2011 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my signed book back this morning. What a great way to finish off the year. Happy New Year Sen. Glenn, you truly are a legend.

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posted 12-31-2011 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vamanboatin   Click Here to Email vamanboatin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My five year old daughter was so excited to get a signed John Glenn launch photo under the tree. Yes, She does know who he is which I am proud of. I also recieved one as well. A great man and example to others. You made a little girl eye's light up.

Torsten
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posted 04-23-2012 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Torsten   Click Here to Email Torsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my signed Friendship 7 photo today. It is absolutly respectable, that Mr Glenn is still signing by the mail.

Mine took five months to return, so don't panic.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-23-2012 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glenn was great at the Discovery transfer on Thursday. He was in a bit of a rush but stopped anyway to sign.

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posted 04-28-2012 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Apollo 17   Click Here to Email Mr. Apollo 17     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my John Glenn STS-95 litho back recently personalized and signed, but it took six months (probably because of the Friendship 7 anniversary) but still very happy. You are an amazing man, John Glenn!

Chariot412
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posted 05-04-2012 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chariot412   Click Here to Email Chariot412     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hang in there...Just received my John Glenn signed picture of the two of us at his 50th event in Cleveland. God bless that guy

jtheoret
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posted 05-04-2012 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received a nice inscription and signature from Glenn on a "We Seven" after four months. What a class act.

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posted 05-14-2012 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Walters   Click Here to Email Ryan Walters     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does John Glenn still sign photos through the mail? If so, what's the address to sent it to? I'd like to get two for my nephews. Thanks so much!

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-14-2012 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glenn still signs, though it can take some time for a response. See here for mailing address.

stsmithva
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posted 06-28-2012 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No autographs were signed during the following episode, but I thought this would be the best place to post about an interesting in-person encounter rather than starting a new vanity thread in "News & Events."

Last night astronaut and NASA administrator Charles Bolden gave the annual John H. Glenn Lecture at the National Air and Space Museum. I had two tickets for the overflow area. This would be the first time I've been out there for a NASM lecture, but I was fine with that because the second ticket was for my three-year-old son. I realized he might not last the entire talk, but I really wanted him to see John Glenn because without my pushing too hard he is turning into quite the Junior Space Geek, and I knew that seeing the first American to orbit the Earth would make a big impression on him. It would be easy to make a quiet early exit from the overflow area.

When we got to the museum, I was told that because of so many no-shows we'd been upgraded to the theater. In fact they weren't going to be having an overflow area at all. After being assured that we wouldn't be taking tickets away from someone who would definitely make it through the whole talk, at about 6:45 I started strolling around with Benjamin in the virtually empty museum - it had closed at 5:30 to anyone without lecture tickets. We checked out Friendship 7, the Gemini IV capsule, and Columbia. He loved seeing how jet engines work in one gallery.

I picked up some brochures for us to look at in the theater, then made one last stop over near the lunar module. That's when I somehow recognized the back of John Glenn's head from about 200 feet away - he was with a few other people looking at some display cases of Apollo hardware, I believe.

Benjamin and I headed over next to Skylab, and when Glenn walked over Benjamin was able to give him a polite hello and I asked if I could take a picture of them together. Glenn took a break from telling Benjamin that he liked his rocket t-shirt to say, "Sure, but let's get him up here for a better picture" and then John Glenn, who will be turning 91 years old in three weeks, picked up my son like he was a puppy and sat him on a pedestal-like post that happened to be part of a display. (Right next to a model of a Mercury capsule with the red escape tower still attached, actually.)

So to sum up... wow. Just wow. We saw at his Lindbergh lecture last month how mentally sharp he still is, and now it turns out he's still in good enough shape to not think twice about picking up a kid if he thought it would make the lad and his father happy. And what a tremendously kind man.

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posted 06-28-2012 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is so nice. I was going to the lecture but something came up. Good to see that he is such a kind and active guy at his age.

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posted 06-28-2012 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing it and the photo.

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posted 06-28-2012 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for navyflyer1127   Click Here to Email navyflyer1127     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a great story!

Jay Chladek
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posted 06-29-2012 02:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that is a VERY cool story. When your son is older, he can tell people about how John Glenn helped to "launch" him off the Earth. At three years old, he should be old enough to remember it for the rest of his life. And if the details are sketchy, you've got the photo to remind him.

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posted 06-29-2012 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So many stories I hear about encounters with John Glenn make me believe he is one of those rare people who turns out to be exactly the kind of person you hope he is. What a cool story.

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posted 06-29-2012 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for sharing this great John Glenn meeting. John Glenn is an American treasure.

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posted 07-03-2012 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! What a great story! Made me smile. John Glenn is a true gentleman.

I am still waiting for my signed item I sent back in early February, but have no concerns about receiving it. I heard it could take a while especially since this is the 50th anniversary year of his first orbital flight.

In fact, if I do not ever receive it (a signed Mercury 7 group photo signed by Schirra, Cooper and Carpenter) I won't be too upset. It is worth the chance for me and I will be honored if/when I receive it. Not many sign for free let alone have the time.

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posted 07-04-2012 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by stsmithva:
No autographs were signed during the following episode, but I thought this would be the best place to post...
Great story. Always a pleasure hearing one like this.

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posted 07-27-2012 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received my Mercury Seven photo signed by Senator Glenn. Only took 5 months. Quite speedy considering all the activities surrounding the 50th anniversary of his maiden flight to space. Senator Glenn is a class act and a true gentleman. I know he doesn't have to sign anything but am grateful for the generosity and kindness he continues to exemplify. Thank you Senator Glenn!

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posted 07-27-2012 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just received back his STS-95 litho signed. Took about 3 months, worth the wait.

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posted 07-28-2012 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a first edition original "We Seven" in almost mint condition and I was wondering if anyone here would have any qualms about sending it to Glenn to sign? I just don't want to lose it. Anyone ever had much bad luck sending items his way? I know it's always a roll of the dice when something leaves your care, but...

Tykeanaut
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posted 07-28-2012 04:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would put tracking and Insurance on it, just in case? But you'll have no trouble getting it signed.

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posted 07-28-2012 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make sure you include proper protection for the return trip and you should be fine. I sent Glenn my near mint "We Seven" last year and had it back in a few months — it sustained a very small bump, even with all the bubble warp I included — so you may want to go with a sturdy box rather than padded envelopes like I did.

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posted 07-28-2012 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What shipping method did you use? Priority? And would he inscribe to me in this book or can I ask him not to? Maybe best wishes or something cool. I already have his memoir inscribed to me and would love to just have his name in this one because it's not just another book.

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posted 08-08-2012 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jvertrees   Click Here to Email jvertrees     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received my copy of his memoirs back inscribed, not personalized and signed very nicely on the title half page. This request took just over two months.

The rules are that Senator Glenn will only personalize autograph requests. Not all of mine have come back that way. My collection is for myself so it doesn’t really matter to me but I prefer un-personalized because when I’m gone I want whoever gets them to have the most value they can.

Over the past three years I’ve had three books (unique titles) and one portrait signed. The time range on returns took two to four months each. I’ve always sent one item at a time and always with return packaging with the return label and postage applied.

He has always shown respect for us, I hope all who request a signature from him return the respect.

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posted 08-09-2012 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know how I can get into contact with Cathy via email? Help greatly appreciated.

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posted 08-09-2012 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloCN   Click Here to Email ApolloCN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the John and Annie Glenn Historic Site website there is a contact page. When I used this, Kathy sent me a very helpful reply. Hope this helps...

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posted 10-29-2012 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just thought I'd mention that as of last week Benjamin has a framed 8x10 of the photo above inscribed to him in silver pen by Glenn.

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posted 12-10-2012 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am excited to learn he still signs and will be mailing him items soon.

Do we have a feel for how many is realistic? I would be happy with one, but if I could get a couple more while I am at it I would be remiss not to include them - but I don't want to ask for too much.

What are some ideas for neat items for him to sign? Are vintage NASA photos available? (A quick eBay search did not yield anything interesting.) I like the capsule model idea. What would be "best" model be, within reason, price wise?

Other cool ideas?


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