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I told you so!
40yrs ago today - 
21st-Jul-2009 04:15 pm
southern hemisphere full moon
I was six yrs old, and in grade 1.  I remember it started snowing, and the whole class rushed to the windows to watch something most of us had never seen in our lives - snowflakes.  I remember watching them drift down outside, then run down the nearby drain as they melted.

I remember my Mum and her brother rivited to the TV all evening, watching this wierd B&W footage, and me saying "Do we have to watch this AGAIN?!"

Yup, I remember the day man landed on the moon.  Quite vivdly.   :~D
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21st-Jul-2009 07:46 am (UTC)
I wasn't alive at the time of the moon landing. My sister was, but she was only about eight months old, so she has no memory of it. According to family legend, she was learning to crawl, and kept distracting our parents from the telecast they were trying to watch.

I've heard many a person bitch about "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." I don't really understand the complaints -- these were astronauts, not poets.
21st-Jul-2009 10:47 am (UTC)
I always loved that line!
21st-Jul-2009 09:26 am (UTC)
It was snowing in July?

I was in high school, but I only have a vague memory of being in the living room with my family watching it. Hey, I was a teenager -- I was more interested in rock groups and boys, what can I say?
21st-Jul-2009 10:46 am (UTC)
July = Winter in Australia. ;~)
21st-Jul-2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
I forgot you're in Australia (I'm not sure I ever knew that, actually). My bad, lol.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I have no memory of the event. I was only 3 when Apollo 11 went to the moon. I don't even remember Apollo 13.
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