Amazing interest in the eclipse continues

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Friday, August 18, 2017

While conducting an interview with Rob Collins of WDAF FOX 4 TV at Rosecrans Memorial Airport on Friday morning, my wife, Holley, noticed that my orange shirt resembled the Sun's face and that Rob's dark jacket looked like the Moon's disk that was going to eclipse it. So, of course we had to align ourselves as the two celestial orbs will on the 21st. // Holley Y. Bakich
St. Joseph, Missouri, is generating lots of buzz related to Monday’s upcoming total solar eclipse, and everyone seems to have been aware of it for some time. My wife and I started chatting with Donna Wilson, an area nurse, about the great event while waiting in line to order breakfast at Brioche, a local French restaurant. When we did order, we discovered that Donna who was part of a group of businesswomen, had paid for our meal (which was delicious, by the way). “This is a way to say ‘thanks for what you’ve done to popularize St. Joe’ and to welcome you to our community,” she said. That was a really sweet gesture.

Before we went to breakfast, we arrived at Rosecrans Memorial Airport around 6 a.m. to do a series of live, on-air interviews with Rob Collins, a reporter for WDAF FOX 4 TV in Kansas City. What a great guy.

If you’d like to see a few short snippets from those where I chat about the event, you’ll find them here and here.

More as it happens. And trust me, it will.

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