His name was Dick Benke. Tall, dark wiry hair, bespectacled. Short sleeve plaid shirts and khakis. Barely smiled. He was
In 1962, Glenn earned hero status as the first American to orbit the Earth.
Details of the 95-year-old's condition and diagnosis were not disclosed.
The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there.
When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.
Sophia Loren once said, “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life