Sunday, 19 July 2009

A sobering thought


I loved the space race. For all the reasons young boys love adventure. It was a great quest, brilliantly achieved.

It seems like only last week that I walk home from high school to watch the landing on TV.

WWII, on the other hand, seems long long ago.

Yet I was born closer to WWII than my boys were born to the moon landing.

I wonder how they view it?


  1. Not much of space adventures captures my attention. I know more about Cindy Crawford marriages and was one of Michael Jackson die-hard fans when he used to be so-called normal..May be girls love to busy body more than learn new things!

    Happy bday to the young guy..hope you guys had fun!

  2. Strangely enough, I read your post while watching 2001: A Space Oddysey.

  3. I remember watching the moon landing on the television at school. So unreal and still is.

  4. I kept my boys (aged 10,8,and 6)downstairs that night to watch this world-changing event on TV. I think the 2-year-old was probably allowed to sleep though - as if I could stop him!

    The next day I let them sleep in, instead of going to school - a small church school jut across the road from us. The headteacher was far from sympthetic - nobody else had done anything so crazy.

  5. Judith: your boys were lucky to have you for a mother.

  6. My husband remembers the landing vividly and how he was allowed to stay up to watch it!

  7. Well, I was in Basic training for the army, and when it came up, we got to stay up late, watch it, and because the training staff did, too, got a day off!
    So?....Did you ask your boys, yet?

  8. Hi Lee, just got your wonderful card 2 days ago through the orthopedic surgeon who treated me in the hospital. It made my day! Thank you so guys are truly thoughtful.


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