Stood in Line for Free Solar Eclipse Glasses
By Jeanne Marie
August 16, 2017 12:15am CST
Oh my goodness, was I crazy or what? Our local news station gave out free solar eclipse glasses today beginning at 4:00. I had just realized that it was almost upon us and yesterday tried to locate some but to no avail. I headed over, thinking that they would hand then out as the cars pulled through...oh silly me. No you had to park and stand in line! IN THE SUN! As I looked for a parking spot, I could see there were hundreds of people already in line and some had brought umbrellas. So I got mine out of the trunk...so happy I did as it was so, so hot! Not Florida hot, it was in the high 80's and there was a cool breeze but, hot for here. We won't get the total eclipse here, but 90%. So we won't see the ring. The good news is that we will have a total eclipse in 2024. I'll be patient and wait for that one. They handed out 2,000 pair of glasses today, according to the news story on the 6:00 news. Everyone who came out and lined up got a pair.
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