Over the Moon with Excitement

By Marion Herman

August 2016

My best friend's husband worked for Boeing in an administrative position. He was the closet thing we knew to the space program. My son was obsessed with anything aeronautical, and when he gave us some patches, key rings and publicity pictures, my son was elated.

My son has a Top Gun–like jumpsuit, and we sewed all the patches on. He was so proud to say he got them from the place that makes the space program. He was very popular in kindergarten.

The other day he pulled out a patch and a picture he had saved all of these years, as Matthew is now 33 years old.