[Ads-l] Alan Shepard Quotation

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 3 17:03:05 EST 2017

I am trying to find the earliest documentation for Alan Shepard's statement while waiting for his 1961 space flight to commence, "Why don't you fix your little problem and light this candle?"  Any suggestions of early citations or reliable secondary sources would be welcome.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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