Saturday, December 18, 2010

Space Shuttle A Tribute to Joe in my eyes.

My High School long time friend Joe Yasuhara sent me this space shuttle clip.  It is long, about 45 minutes long.  But well worth watching.  Joe has been with the Space Shuttle program for 25 to 30 years.  Almost from its inception.  The space shuttle program is now coming to an end.

I don't have a picture of Joe at the ready.  I admire Joe for his attitude towards life, like the quote from a Clint Eastwood movie "get busy living or get busy dying".  Joe is Japanese who lived in Mexico from a young age and who speaks great Spanish.  He developed polio before the vaccine was available.  He has been on crutches since then.  I became friends with Joe in high school.  We went rabbit hunting in Palmdale.  He hiked up and down those dry hot hills without a whimper.  He went motorcycle riding with me and my other friends.  We strapped his legs to the motorcycle so that they wouldn't flap in the wind.  Joe was determined to live life.  I admire Joe.  And think, Joe is part of the Space Shuttle family.  He has broken the gravity of the earth and gone into space.

Thank you Joe Yasuhara, my good friend.  Here is the clip for you to enjoy.  Set aside some time and check it out.

1 comment:

  1. What a terrific show! I watched it twice, and would love to get a copy of it on DVD to show everyone I know. Thanks for the link.