Some of you may be too young to remember, but back when Ellie was launched into space in 1972, she was super popular. Beyond super popular.  She was everywhere and on everything. She even had a balloon in the Thanksgiving parade that made quite a news story back in the day. I know it’s not the season for turkey and stuffing, but I thought I’d share this clipping from the Bonne Isle Bumblebee of November 24, 1972.