July 20, 1969.... Where Were You?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Dix, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Dix

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    If you were.

    RIP Neil Armstrong first man on the moon.

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/08/25/astronaut-neil-armstrong-dies-at-82/

    The Dixettes Birthday is July 20 ... always a mention around here.

    I was up at my fathers in Bennington, Vermont camping outside of the house, with an extension cord and an extra antenna wire running out to a portable TV so we could watch it outside under the stars. I was 11. It was an awesome summer, to say the least !
     
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    A twinkle in Daddy's eye.
     
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    Seems to me the whole family was in the living room watching the proceedings.
    I was a bit over 15.
     
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    Me to... My Dad was 8 then... He may remember? ? Going fishing in the morning for Jumbo Perch. Gonna have to ask?
     
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    I was in the military. I was working in a military hospital then in California. President Eisenhower and his wife had been at that facility. He passed away earlier that same year as the moon landing.
     
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    Getting 14 Chinooks ready to fly the next morning in Dong Ba Thin, Vietnam.

    We had the radio on the flight line broadcasting it from AFVN radio that night. We were American proud. I was American happy when I went down there and counted 14 coming home the next evening.

    RIP Neil. You made us proud. Wish somebody would again.
     
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    I was 20, driving somewhere on the peninsula south of San Francisco in my '55 Chevy station wagon...probably out toward the coast for another beach party, having dropped out of college and just waiting my turn to go to Navy Boot Camp, which I did in September. Listened on my AM radio as the moon landing happened. I was always completely in awe of the Mercury Program and the Apollo Program and really pretty much everything else NASA has ever done. But that first manned Moon landing was something very special, indeed. Some of the most courageous Americans who've ever lived went up in those missions. To NASA's credit, dang near every one of them made it back home safely. Amazing, mind-boggling stuff...right up through the recent Mars Rover landing. Rick
     
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    Living in base housing in Georgia...I was two. Boggles the mind what those guys did...just wish people would pay more attention to the planet we know and not worry about whats out there so much.
     
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    I was almost 7 years old.......working in the salt mines.....
     
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    I was 3-1/2. Living in Baltimore, which is where I learned to talk. Only to move back to Philly, then the burbs, and have to go to speech therapy because of my Baltimore accent. I remember Tang becoming bigtime cause the Astronauts drank it. I got a small rover toy out of a Tang container, and loved that thing.
     
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    R.I.P Neil

    It's unfortunate but I think we'll be seeing many Apollo-era astronauts obituaries in the coming years. Several space program heroes are gettin' on in the years. Jim Lovell (Gemini 7 (14 days in space), Gemini 12 (Flew with Buzz Aldrin, extended EVA and Athena docking mission), Apollo 8 (First American Moon orbit), Apollo 13 (Suffered catastrophic failure and returned to Earth using the Lunar Excursion Module as a lifeboat) is 84.
     
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    I was 17. Our family was in our living room, watching a B&W 19" Montgomery Wards Signature TV. When those first pix came back, I remember my Dad, a USAF MSgt at the time, shedding tears of joy...On the same TV that we saw the Jets beat the Colts, earlier that year, in SB III...
     
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    I'll never forget it. At the time I was in San Angelo, TX, a few days into basic training. It was 93F at 9pm and I was thinking about how surreal life had become.
     
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    I was not quite 6,vaguely remember watching on the big Magnavox B & W console in the living room.Interesting note,my oldest brother turned 16 that day & and 23 on the Mars orbit thing in 1976.Found out years later he shares same birthday as Carlos Santana,just 6 yrs later.
     
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    Ya, that was my first trimester. I remember it vividly- it was dark, and warm- I was a fair bit more lizard-like in those days. Ahh- to have a tail again.

    Ice cream was less enjoyable, but otherwise it was awesome.
     
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    I was - 2,456 days myself, But Dexter probably has that beat by a wide margin.


    Godspeed Neil.
     
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    Watching it on TV with my parents.

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    I was 4 and I don't remember it, my first real memory of world events was the end of the Vietnam war.
     
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    "I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer. And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession."
    -Neil Armstrong, Feb 2000.

    Might just describe a few folks around here too.
     
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