The Astronaut and the Onion

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Gloria waits in a checkout line, tossing around the onion her mother had sent her to buy. She tosses it too far and fears it’s going to knock over a display of glass jars. A woman catches it in time though. Gloria recognizes her – she‘s an astronaut! They talk about what it was like in space. The woman tells Gloria that she could be an astronaut too. (McGraw-Hill Treasures, 2009)

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