Monday, July 20, 2009

Lunar Landing — Where Were You?

Watching the lunar landing is one of my earliest memories. Hard to believe it was 40 years ago today!

I was 5 years old, going on 6, and my whole family was watching the large television in the den.

"Come here, come here," they all shouted to me. "This is something you'll remember for the rest of your life!"

I ran out and sat about 3 feet in front of the set and watched as the craft descended and the surface of the moon got closer and closer. It was like they were slowly floating downward.

When they touched down, my family cheered!

This is one of those moments that people remember where they were when it happened. Where were you?


michael sean morris said...

Ummm... I was in utero. ;)

Doralong said...

I was at the beach with my family- back then there wasn't a TV at the beach house so my Daddy drove about 60 miles round trip to get a little black and white portable so we could all watch it together. I remember it vividly to this day, the sense of wonder...