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EMMY Winning WRITER & NYT Bestselling AUTHOR #DoctorWho #PhineasandFerb #CandaceAgainstTheUniverse #OnyxEquinox #TheLastKidsOnEarth #MST3K #MiloMurphysLaw
Dec 25, 2020 33 tweets 7 min read
My grandad told me this wild story about the birth of the #NORAD #SantaTracker once. I didn't believe him but most of it checks out - you can look it up. I think I've got the dates right. Scared me a little when I was a kid. Just... weird stuff. Details... THREAD BEGINS 1/ My grandpa, Oliver, was born in Montrose, Colorado, 1934. Big into trucks & cars, dreams of being in the military but won't pass muster as he put it for his later phys eval - his interest in aircraft doesn't catch fire till Dec 24, 1948 w a strange article in the local paper