7/17/13

MEN WALK ON MOON...In My Scrapbook

For once in my life, YEARS of procrastination has been a 'Good Thing'. It has been 44 years of putting off until tomorrow what I could have done 'Back In The Days of 1969'.  It has been 44 years of collecting, sorting, storing and memory banking the events of our lives from September 1968 through September 1970.

Usually, procrastination is not a word I'm familiar with or embrace as a 'Good Thing', but in the case of putting together this scrapbook of our two year 'Hitch in Uncle Sam's Army', waiting has been a good thing in many ways.

As in most trying times of one's life, there are good times and bad times.  In the last 44 years time has helped to heal the wounds of the bad times, and time has been on our side in being able to remember, appreciate and embrace those years as a time of making us who we are today.

Now is the time for all this good men woman to come to the aid of their country  her 'Memory Bank'...and 'Do This'!  And what fun it is to do this now when Scrapbooking is a commercial art form and so much information, pictures and more documented and saved memorabilia than one could collect in another 44 years is a 'Google Click Away'.

Here's our Men On The Moon Memories:

Men Walk On The Moon July 20, 1969
The United States Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon, and as the owners of the only color TV in the apartment complex, we had a room full of Army friends packed in our apartment to watch the historic landing.
 
Every evening we watched the NASA simulations of the journey to the moon and listened to the conversations between the astronauts and NASA Space Center in Houston, Texas. 
 
We held our breath as we watched the live feed from the Lunar cameras as the Eagle Lunar Module touched down on the surface of the moon.
 
Everyone in our small apartment could hardly believe it was REAL and hearing Neil Armstrong say, "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" was an incredible moment in history to have witnessed. 
 
When the American Flag was planted on the moon, everyone of our Soldier husbands and Army wives stood and saluted, placed our right hands over our hearts and said the 'Pledge of Allegiance'. 
On this Day in History...July 17, 1969...Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
were in the second day of the historic 'Flight To The Moon'.
On this Day July 17, 2013...44 years later...I remember it like it was yesterday!
Thanks for the Memories
Astronauts, NASA and Walter Cronkite! 

PS...Scrapbooking Materials of 2013 sure make for special presentations with decorative papers, stickers, glue sticks, albums and more. The thing I appreciate most is the acid free quality that preserves these 44 year old photos for generations to come. Afterall, there will NEVER be another First Time For Men to Walk On the MOON.
 
Please come back soon for 'Our Capital Visit at Cherry Blossom Time' in 1969.  More 2013 Scrapbooking hints and tips then.

5 comments:

  1. I remember that day very well. Wish I'd thought to save some things from that time.

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  2. I remember where I was that day, too. I even remember the TV we watched on. It was my first TV when I moved out of the house. What an epic event.

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  3. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing - and I think you've prompted a blog post about it!

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  4. I remember that day too. We should have saved that newspaper. In fact, we probably did for awhile.

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  5. By now we were fresh civilians & living in CA. I remember so well that moment viewed of these men touching down, the walk, their messages. What a breathtaking moment in history.
    Beautifully shared, Sue. TY for calling my attention to your share.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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