"Dang Gus. Ah hope they have some bacon n' cheese grits at the pre-flight breakfast." Gus Grissom is probably bewildered by John Young's Orlando ways prior to Gemini 3, March 1965.
"STOP MESSIN' WITH MAH FACE, Y'ALL." John looks a bit exasperated following Gemini 10, 1966.
"Mike, stop givin' these l'il kids mah cake. Ah was hungry, dang it." Cake time after Gemini 10, 1966. From left, Mike Collins, a young astro-fan, and John Young.
"Whut? They made a parkway out of meh? Aw shucks. Ah ain't dead yet. Nope. Far from it." John Young Parkway exit sign near Orlando, Florida.
"Yeah. Space. It ain't nuthin'. Jus' a normal day in mah life." Following Gemini 3, 1965.
Photo credits: First three photos courtesy of NASA; John Young Parkway picture by Emily Carney; cigar smokin' picture courtesy of Life magazine.