Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Stick of Doublemint Gum

John Glenn's daughter needlepoints Doublemint Gum ornaments for special people in her life (as you can see in this YouTube video).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp57qG58WTU&feature=youtu.be

The story behind her choice of needlepoint ornament is told by Needlework Retailer.

"To honor Defense Secretary Mattis, John Glenn's daughter gave him a NEEDLEPOINT she had made. Her father used to give her mother and the kids a stick of Doublemint gum before he would leave on missions, she told the audience, and tell them, "I'm just going down to the store. I'll be back."

"Dad gave each of us in the family a stick of Doublemint when he went back into space when he was 77," she said. She makes the needlepoint Doublemint gum sticks for people who were helpful to her family, pivotal to her dad's service in Ohio and who brought meaning to her dad's life, she explained."


Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright June 23, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

4 comments:

  1. Did not know this. What a wonderful way to keep his memory going. And of course, it's needlepoint--couldn't be better.

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  2. Very interesting story about John Glenn's daughter needlepointing, thanks for sharing Jane :)

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