Radio comedy/drama. By Ed Simpson.
Cast: 2m., 1w. It's February 20, 1962, and astronaut John Glenn is about to become the first American to orbit the earth. Dan McBride is now a grandfather, and a lifetime of working in the mines has ruined his health but not his spirit. Today, he's watching the news coverage with his grandson, "Bolts," a chubby, lonely 12-year-old home suffering from "bully flu." As Colonel Glenn prepares for his adventure, Dan gives Bolts something which will help prepare him for his own life's "great adventure." Approximate running time: 30 minutes.