The moon is a tribute to his philosophical nature, his sense of whimsy, and his decades-long career at NASA. “So it goes…” was the mantra of his missives, peppering his lengthy letters at regular intervals.
The slice of angel food cake? I don’t think my mother and grandmother literally baked two for every family gathering — one for us and one for Billy to feed the dog — but that’s sure how it seemed. Somewhere out there, Duchess is greeting him eagerly.