Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion - The

IT was very sad to see the pass­ing of the great Amer­i­can as­tro­naut John Glenn at the age of 95.

Yes, he was fa­mous and well known for nam­ing Perth the City of Lights.

It was a great time for Perth and WA in those early days as not many peo­ple knew we ex­isted.

Not even east­ern states.

Ev­ery­one joined in with the City and we lit up for John Glenn as he passed over WA.

How­ever, af­ter the last event we had a laugh be­cause, be­lieve it or not, the only per­son who com­plained about the huge cost was the Mayor of Perth.

He was against the lights as a waste and a cost to ratepay­ers.

The Amer­i­cans ap­pre­ci­ated what we did and in­vited a Perth dig­ni­tary to Amer­ica, all ex­penses paid.

Guess who at­tended?

Yes, you guessed ab­so­lutely right.

Un­be­liev­able. CHAR­LIE GIB­SON. Fal­con.

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