Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jim Worden Shares Stories of His Flying Career, and His Big Brother, Al - Part Two

"He's not heavy, he's my brother": Jim Worden wheels Al Worden around at Al's 50th birthday party in 1982. The wheelchair was a joke. The party took place at a "home for seniors," with Al being wheeled in by a nurse. Photo Credit: Jim Worden
Earlier this week, readers found out what it was like to be the family member of an astronaut strapped into a Saturn V, on the way to the Moon. In this second part of Jim Worden's unpublished memoirs, Jim discusses what made his older brother have "The Right Stuff," and his own run-ins with a cast of interesting characters, including the King of Rock and Roll, and "a very popular but nasty rock band." Many, many thanks to Francis French and Jim Worden for making these excerpts available.