armstrong day mixed grill

First, Happy Armstrong Day.  On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of NASA became the first human beings to walk on the surface of another world.  Those of you who are too young to remember that day, and those (so many of you!) who were born in the 46 years that have passed since then: trust me; it was an amazing day. To a child of eight,  it seemed like the beginning of everything.  By the time I was grown up I would be living in the World of the Future, and it was going to be so cool.

Well, here it is.  We don’t have Mars yet, but we do have Pluto, and it’s pretty cool.  pluto-heart-thumbAnd we do have the Internet, even if I do have to borrow it.

That the other topic of the day. Our house internet is out. Service should be returning soon, but until then I’ll be blogging from my phone or via wireless, care of cafes, the public library, or generous friends. Expect brief posts and none of the big camera photos and site updates I was planning for the week. But hey, that’s life here in the World of the Future!

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3 Responses to armstrong day mixed grill

  1. I wish I had been there the day people first walked on the moon. It STILL seems amazing and momentous to me, even now. People on the MOON!! That’s crazy!! 😀

  2. Pam Bliss says:

    Count me as one of the ones who was there– I was just a little kid, having turned 8 about a month before, but I remember it all quite vividly: the summer night, the big console TV someone had dragged out onto the porch, the families gathered around. I was amazed by the adults being amazed; I remember that. Grownups always seemed so boring, taking everything in stride, but they were as amazed by the video of the astronauts on the Moon as the kids were. The whole event made a deep impression on me … my first historical memory, and I am glad it is a happy one.

    And yeah, it’s crazy.

  3. Wolfie says:

    I wasn’t born when Apollo 11 landed, and was too young to remember anything else, but I do have the satisfaction of knowing that I turned exactly one year old when the Apollo 17 astronauts were actually on the moon.

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