A Universe of Stories: Presentation on Theodore C. Freeman
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landing Browseabout Books and Lewes Public Library welcome author Joanne Guilfoil. Joanne will present on Theodore (Ted) Freeman.
Fish Spotting. That was Ted's first paying job as a pilot in 1947. He was finishing high school in Lewes with his best friend Joe Hudson, who still lives near by. They flew Stinson aircraft over the Bay looking for menhaden, dropping jars with notes to boat captains. Ted flew his entire life, first as a fighter pilot in the Air Force, then for NASA as an astronaut. He is known as "the first astronaut to die in the line of duty"... but there is so much more to his story.
Joanne is the author of Flying Over Delmarva, a coffee table book filled with color photos of many types of aircraft from all over Delmarva. Joanne first learned about Ted from Joe Hudson, when Joe still visited the aero maintenance shop where she volunteers," sweeping up" like he used to do. Joanne was repainting the nose art on the B-25 housed and writing Flying Over Delmarva. Joe and Ted are portrayed in this book.
Joining Joanne will be Hazel Brittingham, Lewes historian and school teacher who will share her memories of Ted.
Copies of the book will be available for sale by Browseabout Books and Joanne will sign copies.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stopping by the Circulation Desk. Walk ins are welcome.
- Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Large Meeting Room East, Large Meeting Room West
- Lewes Public Library