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MCroft04
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posted 05-30-2014 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine this week. Thanks to Senator Glenn and those who made it happen!

jonspace
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posted 05-30-2014 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent! How long did it take? Can you post a photo?

sprocketship
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posted 05-31-2014 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sprocketship     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my signed photos from Senator Glenn today! He personalized one for me and one for my daughter and I really appreciate his willingness to sign them for us!

I'm also thankful that I only waited a couple of months to get these back. I know a lot of cS users have been waiting a long time for their items. So, to have only been waiting since March is pretty awesome!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-11-2014 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to WBNS-TV (Ohio), Glenn is recuperating at his home in Columbus after surgery last month.
The 92-year-old underwent a heart valve replacement at the Cleveland Clinic in May.

Hank Wilson, spokesman for the OSU John Glenn School for Public Affairs, says Glenn is doing well and looks forward to celebrating his birthday on July 18.

mode1charlie
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posted 06-11-2014 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes to Senator Glenn on a speedy recovery, and thanks for the reminder that I needed to send an email to thank the Senator and his assistant for their help and generosity in signing the item I sent.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 06-19-2014 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN   Click Here to Email SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been meaning to post a photo of my recently acquired signed photo from Senator Glenn, as per jonspace's request. Here it is:

GS617
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posted 07-10-2014 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GS617     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is anyone still waiting for a reply from Senator Glenn on any autograph request sent prior to August 2013?

I mailed him a copy of his autobiography in late July last year asking if he would sign it, and I'm still waiting. Given that no one has posted any recent successes, I'm beginning to lose hope.

MCroft04
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posted 07-11-2014 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received a signed photo about 2 months ago that was mailed to him Dec 2013.

cosmic_buffalo
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posted 08-02-2014 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmic_buffalo   Click Here to Email cosmic_buffalo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of curiosity, how long is the current expected wait for John Glenn to sign and return a signature? I sent him an 8x10 photograph. It hasn't been very long, I'm just curious.

I know it varies depending on his schedule and availability, but was wondering what others' experiences were since Spring. Has everyone received their items from 2013?

woodg2
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posted 08-03-2014 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for woodg2   Click Here to Email woodg2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Recognizing Senator Glenn is recovering from surgery, I suspect the wait will be longer than usual.

Does anyone have an email address for his secretary? I sent a litho several months ago, but since then the military forced me to move. I would like to try to update my return address so it doesn't get lost by USPS.

GS617
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posted 08-04-2014 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GS617     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I mentioned previously, I have now waited over a year to receive Senator Glenn's autobiography that I sent him with an SASE. I mailed his assistant a letter a couple of weeks ago asking if they still had my book. I haven't heard back from her either, but perhaps she's on vacation.

Obviously Senator Glenn has been most gracious to his multitude of fans and it's understandable that he is presently focused on his physcial recovery rather than answering fan mail, but I'm getting to the point where I'd just like my book back -- signed or unsigned.

Mike_The_First
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posted 11-17-2014 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_The_First   Click Here to Email Mike_The_First     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone heard anything recently?

I haven't heard back and I've got a copy of his memoir and a copy of "We Seven" that I'd love to get signed.

I figured when I got them that they'd likely remain unsigned and I don't want to send them for naught, but if they're anticipating that he'll still be signing, I'd love to try.

18blue78
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posted 01-21-2015 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 18blue78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This morning I received a signed photo of Senator Glenn during his flight in Friendship 7. It's safe to say I am a very happy collector today.

For information purposes I sent my photo, to Senator Glenn's address found here back in June when I was on holiday in Florida. While I can't say when the photo was signed the postage date on the parcel is 9-Jan-15.

I am very thankful that John Glenn is still willing to reach out to people in this way, and I'm amazed that he does so for free. I'd also like to say a huge thank you to Kathy Dancey who I believe handles all of the Senator's autograph requests.

opns93
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posted 01-21-2015 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for opns93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Senator Glenn consistently caters to the requests from fans. I also recently received an autographed photo from his office in Ohio.

india-mike
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posted 01-21-2015 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for india-mike   Click Here to Email india-mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems that John Glenn is in a good condition. I also got a reply from him/his office on January 14th. I sent a letter with an autograph request on August 14th, 2014.

albatron
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posted 01-21-2015 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always the gentleman, he signed two NASA glossies for me that I received a week ago.

mjanovec
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posted 01-21-2015 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know opinions on the topic may vary, but I am of the opinion that experienced collectors who obtained items from Glenn in the past should consider not writing to him anymore for autographs. This is for two reasons...
  • Glenn is well into his 90s now and he deserves a break from signing, so he can enjoy the most from his remaining years.
  • Any time that Glenn does devote to signing should be reserved only for newer collectors who don't already have his signature.
John Glenn has been most gracious with his time and generosity to collectors. I urge that we now show him kindness in return and not bother him with multiple autograph requests... especially if we already have items in our collection.

lspooz
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posted 01-21-2015 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mjanovec:
I urge that we now show him kindness in return and not bother him with multiple autograph requests... especially if we already have items in our collection.
Agreed, and already my policy (as with quite a few other astronauts about fulfilled TTM requests) — precisely because it leaves time for newer enthusiasts.

AlanC
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posted 01-23-2015 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AlanC   Click Here to Email AlanC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent a letter and photo to Senator Glenn in July last year and I'm still hopeful of a reply, but if he decided to call time on signing autographs I certainly wouldn't blame him. I'll just keep my fingers crossed...

woodg2
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posted 01-23-2015 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for woodg2   Click Here to Email woodg2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am in the same boat. I sent a picture last spring and never heard back. At the time I did not know about his surgery. Since that time I moved across the country, so I am hopeful (or foolishly optimistic) that mail forwarding will work if Senator Glenn signs it. He has been so gracious in the past that I too would certainly understand if he takes a pause from signing.


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